​Second WTCR half starts this weekend on new grounds in Czech Republic


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing returns to action this weekend for the second FIA World Touring Car Cup half on a circuit the championship has not raced on before: Autodrom Most

Reigning champion Yann Ehrlacher heads the standings coming into the weekend, with Santiago Urrutia, who won the last race in Hungary, a close second.

"Most looks like a good track for us. We are leading both championships currently and that's the important thing. But it's really close and things can quickly change, so we continue our focus on scoring consistently. I'm really looking forward to hit the track again after the long break," said Yann Ehrlacher.

"It will be important to get up to speed quickly and find the right setup. It's really important now to score in every race as we start the final half of the season. We are in a good position and we need to keep working the same way we have done so far. I feel ready and strong," said Santiago Urrutia.

While the circuit is new to the majority of the WTCR field, it's familiar grounds for Thed Björk who has completed several race weekends there in the past.

"I really like Most and I've raced there many times in the past. While it's 12 years ago since I last raced there, I think I will get back into the groove quickly. I'm really looking forward to get going again with the positive trend that I've had for the past couple of races. Half of the season is still left and I'm chasing back up the order in the standings," said Thed Björk.

Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller is placed sixth overall despite a tough weekend in Hungary seven weeks ago and is aiming to claw back up through the order.

"I haven't raced at Most before, but I have no problem in getting used to new circuits quickly. I didn't get the results I wanted in Hungary and my target is as always set on the top this weekend," said Yvan Muller.

The WTCR Race of Czech Republic weekend starts on Friday with practice and qualifying, followed by two races on Sunday with no activities on Saturday. All races will be broadcast LIVE on Eurosport.

WTCR Race of Czech Republic

Times in CEST

Friday - October 8th
12:00 - FP1 - 40 min
14:30 - FP2 - 40 min
16:45 - Qualifying - 40 min

Sunday - October 10th
14:15 - Race 1 - 12 laps
17:10 - Race 2 - 15 laps

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
08-10 October - Most - Czech Republic
16-17 October - Pau - France
05-07 November - Adria - Italy
27-28 November - Sochi - 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.