Multiple world champions Yann Ehrlacher and Yvan Muller completes Lynk & Co Cyan Racing's line-up for the 2022 FIA World Touring Car Cup, joining team-mates Santiago Urrutia, Thed Björk and Ma Qing Hua.
"Fielding five of the best touring car drivers in the world is obviously a strength and necessity in our push of defending our WTCR titles," said Fredrik Wahlén, Team Manager of Cyan Racing.
"Yann and Yvan are integral to our programme, as they have been since the start of the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing programme and I could not be happier with the line-up that we have. Now we need to put all the pieces together during pre-season testing and deliver when we start racing for real in April."
Yann Ehrlacher wrote history in 2021 by becoming the first-ever driver in the WTCR to defend his title. The 25-year-old heads into the 2022 season as the defending champion for the second time in succession behind the wheel of his Lynk & Co 03 TCR.
"Last year was the first time of my life that I was the defending champion and now I am back for a second time, this is something that really motivates me," said Yann Ehrlacher.
"I have worked hard mentally and physically ahead of this season, and I feel ready. I am super happy to start my fourth season with Cyan Racing, the longest I have ever stayed with a team. The 2022 season will be as challenging as every year, the competition will be very high. I have no illusions that it will be easier after two consecutive titles, we will have to fight even harder this year."
Touring car legend Yvan Muller will start his 17th season in world touring cars and his fifth season with Cyan Racing, his longest consecutive run with a team. The Frenchman finished fourth overall last year.
"I don't feel like it has been 17 years since I made my world touring car debut. I feel fresh and my mindset ahead of this season is almost like for my first," said Yvan Muller.
"We have come a long way together as a team during these five years and the results that we have achieved during this period are one of a kind. But the story has not finished and the goal for this season has not changed."
The 2022 FIA WTCR season starts on April 9-10 at Autodrom Most in Czech Republic.
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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 five touring car World Titles, most recently the 2021 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.