Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher extended his FIA World Touring Car Cup points lead with a strong pole position at Adria International Raceway in Italy.
"It was a really good day. Ten points from qualifying is the best we could expect. This is my first Q3 pole, so I'm pleased. We need to keep fighting tomorrow and we will go for the win," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Santiago Urrutia made it an Italian double pole position for the team by claiming the reversed grid pole for the first race.
"I'm very happy, we were really quick and I have congratulate the team because they gave us really fast cars. Now we focus on tomorrow to collect the points which is the important thing," said Santiago Urrutia.
Thed Björk further underlined the strong pace by claiming third spot on the grid.
"I got a good lap in Q3 and third on the grid is a really strong position for tomorrow. Really strong work from the team, the car was balanced in all sessions, so a big thanks to everyone," said Thed Björk.
Quadruple champion Yvan Muller made it three Lynk & Co 03 TCRs in the top five with fifth position on the grid.
"Today was not too bad for me, but most important was that Yann claimed pole. I did a mistake in Q3 and got fifth position, I'm pleased with the result," said Yvan Muller.
The first race of the weekend starts at 10:15 CET tomorrow, followed by Race 2 at 12:15 - both are broadcast live at: eurosportplayer.com
WTCR Race of Italy
Times in CET
Sunday - November 7th
10:15 - Race 1 - 14 laps
12:15 - Race 2 - 17 laps
Standings - Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 170 points
2 Jean-Karl Vernay 144 (-26)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 138 (-32)
4 Frédéric Vervisch 135 (-35)
5 Santiago Urrutia 129 (-41)
6 Yvan Muller 127 (-43)
7 Thed Björk 118 (-52)
Standings - Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 297 points
2 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 247 (-50)
3 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 244 (-53)
4 Comtoyou Audi 233 (-64)
5 Engstler Hyundai 214 (-83)
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
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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.