​Two world titles within grasp for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in challenging WTCR finale


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will return to MotorLand Aragón in Spain this weekend for the FIA World Touring Car Cup season finale where the team is within grasp of securing the world titles for both driver and team.

But the challenge is massive as no less than eleven drivers have a theoretical chance of claiming the drivers' title.

Positioned best is Yann Ehrlacher who has headed the standings since the season opener at Zolder, currently 26 points ahead of main rival and Honda driver Esteban Guerrieri.

"We've headed the standings since the first race weekend, so obviously the expectations are high for this weekend," said Yann Ehrlacher.

"But we're not taking anything for granted, especially as we have more weight in our cars. Our strategy is similar to what we've done in the past. We need to perform really well in qualifying. We should have the pace to fight the Hondas. I'm really looking forward to the weekend."

Four-time world champion Yvan Muller is placed third overall, 43 points from Lynk & Co Cyan Racing team-mate Yann Ehrlacher.

"We do have a good position ahead of the season finale, but racing is not an exact science and there are plenty of factors that can decide otherwise. We need to keep our heads cool and work methodically together," said Yvan Muller.

Santiago Urrutia was the driver to beat two weeks ago at MotorLand Aragón, scoring a podium finish in all three races.

"My ambition is to be on the same pace as during the last race weekend. But it's not just about myself. It's about the team. I know that if I'm quick, I can help the team. The main goal is to secure the team and driver titles. I want more personally of course, why not my first win?" said Santiago Urrutia.

2017 world champion Thed Björk was also back in form during the previous round in Spain, claiming his first victory of 2020.

"I love heading to a season finale, even though I'm not in the very top fight for the title. This is when the mental strength of everyone truly is put to the test. We need to take it step by step and the first thing is to get all four cars in a strong qualifying position. We had a good weekend here last time and we hope to build on that this weekend," said Thed Björk.

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) is heading the team championship ahead of the last race weekend, 55 points ahead of Honda team Münnich Motorsport.

There are two key changes ahead of the WTCR finale in Spain compared to the penultimate round that was held at the same circuit.

The Lynk & Co race cars have received an increase in 10kg of compensation weight based on the results from the previous races and main title rivals Honda will run 30kg lighter.

The track layout is also slightly different, with a chicane added to the long back straight.

The season finale starts with testing and qualifying on Saturday, followed by the last three races of 2020 on Sunday. All sessions and races are broadcast live on Eurosport.

FIA WTCR Race of Aragón

Times in CET
Saturday November 14th
09:30-10:15 - Free Practice 1
12:00-12:30 - Free Practice 2
15:00-16:00 - Qualifying

Sunday November 15th
09:15-09:45 - Race 1 (10 laps)
13:15-13:45 - Race 2 (10 laps)
15:15-15:50 - Race 3 (12 laps)

Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 189 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri 163 (-26)
3 Yvan Muller 146 (-43)
4 Jean-Karl Vernay 145 (-44)
5 Gilles Magnus 136 (-53)
6 Santiago Urrutia 127 (-62)
10 Thed Björk 116 (-73)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 335 points
2 All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 280 (-55)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 243 (-92)
4 Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport 233 (-102)
5 All-Inkl.de Münnich Motorsport 147 (-188)

Media contact
Johan Meissner
Press Manager
Cyan Racing
+46(0)70 241 3234

About Cyan Racing
Cyan Racing was founded in 1996 and was formerly named Polestar until Volvo Cars acquired the performance section and trademark in 2015. Cyan Racing is privately owned and operated. The team has claimed the last three touring car World titles, most recently the 2019 WTCR team title with Lynk & Co – and participated in the development of the Polestar performance models of the Volvo S60 and V60 in the years 2013 to 2015, including the concept models Volvo C30 and S60 Polestar Concept Prototype.

About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co is the new global urban mobility brand addressing the needs and preferences of the connected generation and challenging auto industry conventions. Its products are designed and engineered in Sweden and will be sold globally.