​Santiago Urrutia claims front row position in Hungaroring qualifying


Santiago Urrutia bounced back from his tough run during the previous FIA World Touring Car Cup weekend in Spain to finish second in the Hungaroring qualifying session.

"I am very happy to finish second, it was a really good lap and a great recovery from the mistake I made during qualifying in Spain. I am glad for the team as we got all four cars in the top ten so that we can maximize the points in the races," said Santiago Urrutia.

Thed Björk, who claimed a podium finish in Spain last month, was fifth fastest in qualifying and a happy man after the session.

"It was a fantastic qualifying because it's so tight at the top of the WTCR. I almost didn't make it to Q3 as the balance wasn't there initially. But my engineer Paul fixed that in a very short time and I'm very grateful. I'm really forward to the races," said Thed Björk.

Yann Ehrlacher and Yvan Muller qualified seventh and eighth respectively, meaning that they will start fourth and third in the reversed-grid first race.

"It was a difficult qualifying and we are in the middle of the pack for the races, it's a bit of a shame. We should have scored points in qualifying and gained on the lead, but that isn't the case and we will have to fight hard tomorrow," said Yann Ehrlacher.

"The results could have been better, the results could have been worse. I have to be pleased with that position," said Yvan Muller.

The first race of the weekend starts at 12:15 CEST tomorrow, with the second race at 15:15 and both are broadcast LIVE on: eurosportplayer.com

Results - FIA WTCR Race of Hungary
Qualifying 1
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 3

Times in CEST

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 67 (-15)
5 Gabriele Tarquini 58 (-24)
9 Thed Björk 53 (-29)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 141
2 Engstler Hyundai 121 (-20)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 120 (-21)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.de 111 (-30)
5 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 105 (-36)

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
09-10 October – Autodrom Most – Czech Republic
16-17 October – Circuit Pau-Arnos – France
06-07 November – Adria International Raceway – Italy
27-28 November – Sochi Autodrom – Russia

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.