​Yann Ehrlacher and Santiago Urrutia qualify at the top in Hungary


Yann Ehrlacher and Santiago Urrutia will start from the front of the field in the two FIA World Touring Car Cup races at the Hungaroring after a competitive qualifying showing.

Reigning world champion Yann Ehrlacher was third fastest, just over three tenths from pole behind the wheel of his Lynk & Co 03 TCR - scoring eight points to the drivers' championship.

"Third place and eight points to the championship is quite good actually, it's valuable points. It's my first top three qualifying result of the year, so we are back to score some good points tomorrow," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Santiago Urrutia meanwhile qualified tenth, meaning that he will start from the reversed grid pole position in the second race tomorrow.

"I'm quite happy. I was expecting to be in Q3 with the speed that I had, but I had some issues at Turn 2 and I lost some time. We need to have a look at that carefully later. It will be about taking home some points in the first race and then go for the win in the second," said Santiago Urrutia.

Ma Qing Hua continues his solid run of results, claiming sixth position on the grid and was just 54 thousands of a second from making it to the final Q3 qualifying session.

"Sixth is not bad. Unfortunately we had a red flag in Q2 and I had to abort my lap when I had a purple sector. My final lap wasn't perfect, but it was okay and we have a solid position for both races tomorrow," said Ma Qing Hua.

Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller did not have the thousands on his side meanwhile, missing the reversed grid pole by 80 thousands of a second to finish eleventh.

"Qualifying was tough, the lap times were really close from first to tenth. Unfortunately I was eleventh with a few hundredths margin, but that's racing sometimes. Let's see tomorrow what we can do," said Yvan Muller.

Thed Björk had a disappointing session, finishing 13th after hitting traffic on his last attempt in Q1.

"I had a really tough qualifying session and I'm not happy at all. 13th for both races isn't ideal, but I will as usual fight hard," said Thed Björk.

The two races of tomorrow are broadcast live on: eurosportplayer.com

WTCR Race of Hungary

Qualifying 1
Qualifying 2
Qualifying 3

Standings - Drivers
1 Néstor Girolami 49 points
2 Mikel Azcona 47 (-2)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 44 (-5)
4 Santiago Urrutia 36 (-13)
5 Ma Qing Hua 30 (-19)
6 Yann Ehrlacher 30 (-19)
7 Yvan Muller 29 (-20)
15 Thed Björk 7 (-42)

Standings - Teams
1 Münnich Motorsport 93 points
2 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 59 (-34)
3 BRC Hyundai 54 (-39)
4 Comtoyou Audi 44 (-49)
5 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 43 (-50)

Times in CEST

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

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.