​Lynk & Co Cyan Racing is back on track with WTCR in Hungary


The six-week FIA World Touring Car Cup summer break is over and Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will head back to work at the Hungaroring this weekend.

Yann Ehrlacher is placed second after a strong recovery following a trying season opener in Germany three months ago.

"I've got a good feeling ahead of Hungary, especially as I've come back from 16th position in the championship to second in two rounds," said Ehrlacher.

"I like the Hungaroring quite a lot and I've won there twice in the past. I think we can score well this weekend and the goal is to leave Hungary at the top of the standings. But as usual in the WTCR, it will not be easy by any means."

Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller is placed third overall, just seven points behind his team-mate.

"I cannot say I was happy with the results from the previous round in Spain, then we are going to fight hard this weekend to secure a strong result," said Yvan Muller.

Santiago Urrutia had an even worse weekend at MotorLand Aragón, retiring from the final race but is still placed fourth in the standings, seven points behind Yvan Muller.

"This will be a very important weekend because there are just four race weekends left after this one," said Santiago Urrutia.

"I didn't have a good weekend in Aragon where a mistake in qualifying cost me a lot of points. But I am still there in the championship with fourth position and it's very tight. My goal is the podium and we have to score consistently in all three races."

Thed Björk was the best scoring Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver during the previous round in Spain and is aiming to keep his momentum up and climb further up the order from ninth in the drivers' standings.

"My car was great in Spain and I have a fantastic feeling with me from that race weekend," said Thed Björk.

"My goal for Hungary is obviously to keep the momentum and capitalise on this in order to move forward in the standings."

The WTCR Race of Hungary weekend starts on Saturday with practice and qualifying, followed by two races on Sunday. All races will be broadcast LIVE on Eurosport.

WTCR Race of Hungary

Times in CEST

Saturday - August 21st
09:30 - FP1 - 40 min
12:30 - FP2 - 40 min
15:30 - Qualifying - 40 min

Sunday - August 22nd
12:15 - Race 1 - 12 laps
15:15 - Race 2 - 15 laps

Standings - Drivers
1 Jean-Karl Vernay 82 points
2 Yann Ehrlacher 74 (-8)
3 Yvan Muller 67 (-15)
4 Santiago Urrutia 60 (-22)
5 Gabriele Tarquini 58 (-24)
9 Thed Björk 52 (-30)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 141
2 Engstler Hyundai 121 (-20)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 112 (-29)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.de 111 (-30)
5 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 102 (-39)

2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup calendar

03-05 June – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Germany
26-27 June – Estoril – Portugal
10-11 July – Motorland Aragon – Spain
21-22 August – Hungaroring – Hungary
16-17 October – Inje Speedium – South Korea
06-07 November – Ningbo – China
19-21 November – Circuito de Guia – Macau

Media contact information
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 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.