​Triple podiums for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in eventful French WTCR weekend


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing heads home from the FIA World Touring Car Cup weekend in France in double points lead after three podium finishes from two eventful races.

The first race at the twisty Pau-Arnos circuit saw Thed Björk finishing second, his second podium finish of the season.

"I'm really pleased to be back on the podium and it's been a solid weekend for the team. The final part of the second race was fantastic, everything happened and I was able to gain a couple of places. There is no doubt that the final two races of 2021 will be very tough and exciting," said Thed Björk.

Yvan Muller started from pole in the second race but dropped one place to finish second, with Santiago Urrutia fighting hard to third place - making it a double Lynk & Co Cyan Racing podium.

"Two podiums in the second race is a strong result for the team. Unfortunately we couldn't take advantage of the pole, but we still got very important points with second," said Yvan Muller.

"I'm very happy to finish on the podium after a very tough race. The championship is really tight and everyone wants to win. I believe strongly in the team and I'm aiming for the win in the next race," said Santiago Urrutia.

Points leader Yann Ehrlacher had a mixed weekend, finishing eighth in the first race and fought his way to fifth position in the eventful second race by a margin of 72 thousands of a second.

"It's been two tough races with a lot of contact. I'm really pleased to have scored the points, we are still leading while the points gap is getting a bit closer. This will make the work a bit more intense ahead of the last two race weekends that I'm very much looking forward to," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Yann Ehrlacher heads the standings by 16 points over Hyundai driver Jean-Karl Vernay and Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Ehrlacher/Muller) heads the teams' standings by 42 points over Honda team Münnich Motorsport.

The next WTCR race will take place at Adria in Italy on November 6-7.

WTCR Race of France

Race 1
Race 2

Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 160 points
2 Jean-Karl Vernay 144 (-16)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 138 (-22)
4 Frédéric Vérvisch 131 (-29)
5 Yvan Muller 126 (-34)
6 Santiago Urrutia 125 (-35)
8 Thed Björk 113 (-47)

Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 286 points
2 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 244 (-42)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 238 (-48)
4 Comtoyou Audi 224 (-62)
5 Engstler Hyundai 214 (-72)

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.