​Lynk & Co Cyan Racing back on WTCR track at the Hungaroring


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will be back on track this weekend at the Hungaroring as the FIA World Touring Car Cup season continues.

The team faced a cancelled race at the Nürburgring less than two weeks ago due to tyre issues, losing out a potentially strong points haul following a competitive qualifying result.

The team is nonetheless working hard to prepare for the coming challenges in Hungary where very hot weather conditions are expected, a circuit where Santiago Urrutia has enjoyed success in the past.

"The Hungaroring has always been good to me, I won here last year and I claimed my first racing podium here back in 2012. I like the track but it's going to be very hot, so we need to be careful with that. I'm looking forward to get back racing again and I hope we can put everything in place for a strong weekend in terms of points," said Santiago Urrutia, who is placed fourth overall, just 13 points from the lead.

Ma Qing Hua is placed fifth overall after a solid start to the season, securing a podium finish during his debut WTCR weekend for the team in France.

"It was a shame we couldn't race at the Nürburgring, especially for me as I hoped to gain more experience of the track. But I think we can be back strongly in Hungary and I'm really looking forward to hopefully collect more points this weekend," said Ma Qing Hua.

Team-mates Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher are placed sixth and seventh overall, showing strong potential in Germany two weeks ago where the reigning champion qualified fourth.

"The Nordschleife was actually good in terms of pace and we look forward to continue that this weekend. I think the Hungaroring suits our car pretty well and I like the circuit. It's always a good atmosphere and I look forward to fighting for more championship points, my ambitions are quite high for the weekend," said Yann Ehrlacher.

"We have reloaded and are ready for the Hungaroring. We are as always racing with the goal of fighting for the win, this weekend is no exception," said Yvan Muller.

2017 world champion Thed Björk secured his so far best qualifying of the season at the Nürburgring with sixth, a position he is aiming to improve this weekend.

"I'm looking forward to the Hungaroring races, it's one of the highlights of the calendar with plenty of awesome fans on site. It's still early days in the season, so we're fighting hard to consistently deliver strong results as a team and of course for me individually for the drivers championship," said Thed Björk.

The race weekend is broadcast live on: eurosportplayer.com

WTCR Race of Hungary

Times in CEST

Saturday - June 11th
09:15 - FP1 - 45 min
13:10 - FP2 - 30 min
15:35 - Qualifying

Sunday - June 12th
11:20 - Race 1 - 30 min + 1 lap
16:45 - Race 2 - 25 min + 1 lap

Standings - Drivers
1 Néstor Girolami 49 points
2 Mikel Azcona 43 (-6)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 42 (-7)
4 Santiago Urrutia 36 (-13)
5 Ma Qing Hua 30 (-19)
6 Yvan Muller 29 (-20)
7 Yann Ehrlacher 22 (-27)
15 Thed Björk 7 (-42)

Standings - Teams
1 Münnich Motorsport 91 points
2 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 51 (-40)
3 BRC Hyundai 50 (-41)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 43 (-48)
5 Comtoyou Audi 34 (-57)

2022 FIA World Touring Car Cup calendar
May 7/8 – France – Circuit de Pau-Ville
May 26/28 – Germany – Nürburgring Nordschleife
June 11/12 – Hungary – Hungaroring
June 25/26 – Spain – MotorLand Aragón
July 2/3 – Portugal – Circuito do Vila Real
July 23/24 – Italy – Vallelunga
August 6/7 – France – Anneau du Rhin
October 8/9 – South Korea – Inje Speedium
November 5/6 – China – Ningbo International Speedpark
November 18/20 – Macau – Macau

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 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.