​Yann Ehrlacher extends WTCR lead with podium in Czechia


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher has extended his points lead in the FIA World Touring Car Cup following a podium finish at Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic.

"We had two good races with strong pace that promises well for the coming races. I really look forward to race in my home country France next weekend. We're leading the standings after five race weekends and we are going to keep pushing," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Yvan Muller drove two solid races to finish fourth in the first and sixth in the second which was red flagged and restarted after an incident in the first corner.

"We had strong pace all weekend, but this track is very difficult to overtake at. We have secured vital points though and that's the important thing," said Yvan Muller.

Team-mates Thed Björk and Santiago Urrutia had a tough weekend. Thed Björk claimed a strong fifth in the first race but had to pit to repair damage in the second race.

"I had a good first race where we together secured a strong result for the team. The second race was chaotic and I got tangled up. Now I'm just going to reset and reload for the next weekend," said Thed Björk.

Santiago Urrutia finished 14th in the first race but had to retire from the second race after being hit in the first corner chaos.

"I am very happy that this weekend is over, starting from the back of the grid in both races cost us everything. I got some points in the first race but was hit in the second and was stuck in the gravel. I need to work with my engineer and see if we can fix the problem that we had in qualifying. I am happy for the team that scored good points and now the focus is on Pau-Arnos next weekend," said Santiago Urrutia.

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) has extended its team championship lead, now heading Honda team Münnich Motorsport by 26 points.

There is no rest for the team as the next WTCR race takes place next weekend at Pau-Arnos in France on October 16-17.

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

Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 135 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri 115 (-20)
3 Mikel Azcona 109 (-26)
4 Santiago Urrutia 105 (-30)
5 Jean-Karl Vernay 102 (-33)
6 Yvan Muller 101 (-34)
11 Thed Björk 86 (-49)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 236 points
2 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 210 (-26)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 191 (-45)
4 Comtoyou Audi 183 (-53)
5 BRC Hyundai 160 (-76)

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.