Santiago Urrutia won the main race of the FIA World Touring Car Cup weekend at the Hungaroring as Yann Ehrlacher secured a podium finish to claim the points lead for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing.
Uruguayan driver Santiago Urrutia started the second race from the front row and held the lead from lights to flag, now placed second overall - just two points from Yann Ehrlacher.
"I'm super happy to win, especially to do it here where I took my first podium back in 2012! A big thanks to Cyan Racing for the hard work all weekend long. It's still a long way to go in the championship and we need to keep pushing," said Santiago Urrutia.
Yann Ehrlacher made an impressive move on the last lap of the first race to claim a podium finish, scoring enough points over the weekend with fourth in the second race to claim the championship lead.
"We scored good points this weekend and I'm happy to claim a podium finish. I'm satisfied with the performance that we had this weekend and the feeling we had in the car. Now we need to keep chasing good points in the new races of the calendar," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Thed Björk drove a consistent weekend in Hungary with fifth in the first race and seventh in the second.
"We scored some good points this weekend despite two rather messy races for me. But I'm very happy for my team-mate Santi who won the final race. Now I'm very much looking forward to the races at Most where I've raced in the past," said Thed Björk.
Yvan Muller meanwhile was involved in an accident at the start of the first race where Mikel Azcona pushed the quadruple world champion into a spin. The Frenchman recovered in the second race to finish sixth.
"Unfortunately I finished 15th in the first race because somebody pushed me around at Turn 1. I did a good start in the second race to finish sixth from eighth on the grid. I can't be happy with this weekend but we still scored some points," said Yvan Muller.
Teams Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) and Cyan Performance (Urrutia/Björk) are first and second in the teams' championship after the Hungarian round on 181 and 174 points respectively.
The next WTCR round takes place at Most in Czechia on October 8-10.
Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 103 points
2 Santiago Urrutia 101 (-2)
3 Jean-Karl Vernay 87 (-16)
4 Gilles Magnus 84 (-19)
5 Frédéric Vérvisch 82 (-21)
6 Yvan Muller 78 (-25)
7 Thed Björk 73 (-30)
Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 181
2 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 174 (-7)
3 Comtoyou Audi 166 (-15)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 139 (-42)
5 Engstler Hyundai 132 (-49)
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
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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.