​Yann Ehrlacher qualifies in the top three for WTCR in Czechia


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher put his Lynk & Co 03 TCR in third on the grid for the FIA World Touring Car Cup race weekend at Most in Czechia.

"It was both my first time and the team's first time at Most, so to qualify in third is really good and we have a good chance to maximise the points that we can score this weekend," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Thed Björk and Yvan Muller qualified seventh and eighth, positions that will turn into third and fourth for the reversed grid first race of the weekend.

"I really like this track and I think we did a solid job in qualifying today. The car is really good and I think we can make good progress in the races," said Thed Björk.

"Not a bad qualifying session with eighth position, that was our target. We've got a strong position for the two races tomorrow," said Yvan Muller.

Santiago Urrutia was left disappointed after the qualifying session, finishing 15th, a position he will start from in both races.

"It was a really bad one for me. We're not sure what happened, we had good speed in practice and we did a few changes on the car for qualifying. But that's racing, you are going to have good days and bad days. I'm focussing on the races on Sunday and to bring home some points with us," said Santiago Urrutia.

The first race of the weekend starts at 14:15 CEST on Sunday and is broadcast LIVE on: eurosportplayer.com

Results - FIA WTCR Race of Czech Republic
Qualifying 1
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 3

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

Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 106 points
2 Santiago Urrutia 101 (-5)
3 Jean-Karl Vernay 88 (-16)
4 Gilles Magnus 84 (-22)
5 Frédéric Vérvisch 82 (-24)
6 Yvan Muller 78 (-28)
9 Thed Björk 73 (-33)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 184
2 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 174 (-10)
3 Comtoyou Audi 166 (-18)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 141 (-43)
5 Engstler Hyundai 133 (-51)

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.