Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller claimed the FIA World Touring Car Cup pole position for his home race at Pau-Arnos in France, scoring vital points to the championship standings.
"I'm very pleased to be on pole position. If there was one race to take pole for this year, it would be this one in my home country. I'm very happy for my guys, they deserved this result," said Yvan Muller.
Santiago Urrutia and points leader Yann Ehrlacher both made it to the final Q3 session, ending up in fourth and fifth position respectively.
"Qualifying was really good for the team with a lot of points. I'm happy to be back in the top after a difficult previous race weekend and we are going to do our very best tomorrow," said Santiago Urrutia.
"Unfortunately I couldn't go for a higher position as I didn't have any more new tyres left and couldn't match the drivers with new tyres. I think we can be pleased with this result and let's see what we can do in the races," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Thed Björk finished the qualifying session in ninth position, meaning second place for the first reversed grid race.
"I was struggling at first with the grip but we found a solution in the end. I'm happy with second on the grid for the first race, a result we were aiming for and the feeling is good for tomorrow," said Thed Björk.
The first race of the weekend starts at 10:15 CEST tomorrow and is broadcast live on: eurosportplayer.com
WTCR Race of France
Times in CEST
Sunday - October 17th
10:15 - Race 1 - 12 laps
12:15 - Race 2 - 15 laps
Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 141 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri 116 (-25)
3 Mikel Azcona 110 (-31)
4 Jean-Karl Vernay 109 (-32)
5 Santiago Urrutia 108 (-33)
6 Yvan Muller 106 (-35)
11 Thed Björk 86 (-55)
Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 247 points
2 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 211 (-36)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 194 (-53)
4 Comtoyou Audi 184 (-63)
5 Engstler Hyundai 167 (-80)
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
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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.