Triple poles for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing as Santiago Urrutia shines in Spain


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing claimed all three pole positions for the World Touring Car Cup season finale at MotorLand Aragón in Spain. Santiago Urrutia was the man to beat, claiming his two first-ever WTCR pole positions.

"Everything went our way today, two pole positions for me and Yvan on the reversed grid pole! A huge thank you to everyone in the team. We've got a massive task ahead of ourselves tomorrow and now our focus is on getting ready for that," said Santiago Urrutia who has climbed to fifth overall.

Points leader Yann Ehrlacher performed strongly in qualifying as well, finishing second in the final qualifying session to score vital points and further extend his lead.

"We had a really good qualifying session, I am super pleased about that. We managed to claim all three poles and we have together created really good conditions for the final races tomorrow," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Thed Björk, who won the previous race in Spain, was fourth fastest in the final qualifying session.

"It feels so good that we could deliver on our target for a strong qualifying result. I'm really happy for the team and for Yann who performed well under pressure," said Thed Björk.

Yvan Muller will start from the Race 2 reversed grid pole position after finishing tenth.

"I had an issue with my brake balance but managed to get into Q2. To finish tenth is not as good as I expected, but the most important thing was to finish in the top ten and that all four Lynk & Co cars were in the top. Let's see what we can do in the races tomorrow," said Yvan Muller.

Yann Ehrlacher's main title-rival and Honda driver Esteban Guerrieri struggled in qualifying and will start 17th in all three races.

The Lynk & Co 03 TCR driver has extended his lead to 31 points with 75 points left to fight for.

Team Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) has further extended the team championship lead to head Honda team Münnich Motorsport to 62 points.

The final three WTCR races of 2020 will be held tomorrow, the first starting at 09:15 CET. All races will be broadcast LIVE on Eurosport.

FIA WTCR Race of Aragón

Qualifying 1
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 3

Times in CET
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 194 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri 163 (-31)
3 Jean-Karl Vernay 150 (-44)
4 Yvan Muller 148 (-46)
5 Santiago Urrutia 137 (-57)
9 Thed Björk 118 (-76)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 342 points
2 Münnich Motorsport 280 (-44)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 255 (-69)
4 Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport 236 (-106)
5 Münnich Motorsport 147 (-195)

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.