The Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers fought hard in the FIA World Touring Car Cup opener at the Nürburgring Nordschleife to secure two podium finishes.
Yvan Muller and Santiago Urrutia crossed the finishing line of the first race in second and third position, sharing the podium on the legendary 25km circuit.
"This was not a bad weekend in the end and we got important points in the bag. We had the capacity to do better. Our car is fantastic in the corners but not fast enough on the straights. That's not a problem with our engines, but rather the Balance of Performance. Now our focus is on the next race and to fight back there," said Yvan Muller.
Santiago Urrutia and Yvan Muller were the top-scoring Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers this weekend with 29 points in the bag for both. The Uruguayan driver finished fifth in the second race and the French driver seventh.
"I had a difficult time at the Nürburgring last year, so I am very happy with third and fifth this year - scoring some good points. The team gave me an awesome car this weekend and a big thank you to everyone," said Santiago Urrutia.
Reigning world champion Yann Ehrlacher had two tough races, finishing eighth in Race 1 and tenth in Race 2.
"The pace was there, but we've been a bit unlucky. I missed a potential podium finish or even a win in the first race because of another driver crashing into me. So I dropped quite some places. We just need to fight back and keep scoring points," said Yann Ehrlacher.
The WTCR weekend in Germany was one to forget for Thed Björk who finished 13th in the first race and retired from the second due to a puncture on the demanding circuit.
"It was a tough weekend for me. I didn't get it right in qualifying, so had to start from 15th position in both races. I fought hard but ended the weekend with a puncture unfortunately. The car felt good however and that is what we bring to Portugal, a race that I very much look forward to," said Thed Björk.
Santiago Urrutia and Yvan Muller share fourth position in the drivers' championship ahead of the second WTCR weekend that will take place at the Estoril circuit in Portugal on June 26-27.
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FIA WTCR Race of Germany
Standings - Drivers
1 Jean-Karl Vernay 39 points
2 Tiago Monteiro 33 (-6)
2 Néstor Girolami 33 (-6)
4 Yvan Muller 29 (-10)
4 Santiago Urrutia 29 (-10)
11 Yann Ehrlacher 14 (-25)
15 Thed Björk 3 (-36)
Standings - Teams
1 Engstler Hyundai 65 points
2 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 56 (-9)
3 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.de 50 (-15)
4 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 43 (-22)
5 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 32 (-33)
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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 four touring car World titles, most recently the 2020 WTCR drivers' and teams' titles 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. The company launched the Volvo P1800 Cyan in 2020, Cyan Racing’s interpretation of the iconic Volvo sports car from the sixties.
About Lynk & Co
Lynk & Co was created to provide mobility solutions for the connected generation. We do make really, really good cars (the kind that have all the features you want without you having to ask for them), but we also offer a new way of using those cars. Our membership-based approach makes it simple to get on the go. Members can access a car on a flexible, month-to-month basis and share with friends, family, and the Lynk & Co community.