Santiago Urrutia claimed the first FIA World Touring Car Cup win of 2022 for Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in front of a massive crowd at the Hungaroring.
The Uruguayan driver started from pole in the second race, holding the lead from lights to flag despite a safety car session and very hot conditions.
The victory has elevated him to third in the drivers' championship.
"That was a really tough and super warm race! Rob Huff was very close during the whole race and he made no mistakes. I'm super happy for the team, they gave me an awesome car. Now we have to keep this going for the rest of the season," said Santiago Urrutia.
Yann Ehrlacher made it two podium finishes for the Lynk & Co 03 TCR squad this weekend, pulling a robust overtaking move on the penultimate lap of the first race to snatch second place.
The reigning champion was tied with title rival Mikel Azcona on scoring the most points of all this weekend.
"This has been a really good weekend, scoring the most points of all together with Mikel. I'm really pleased about my overtake for second in the first race and the podium finish. The performance is here and have maximised our chances," said Yann Ehrlacher, who has climbed to fourth overall.
Ma Qing Hua continued his impressive run of consistent results, finishing fifth in both Hungaroring races.
"I had two good races and I'm happy to finish in the top five again. Unfortunately we had some vibrations and I had to back off a bit to save the tyres. I managed to score some good points for the championship and I hope to be back strongly for the next race," said Ma Qing Hua.
Quadruple world champion Yvan Muller had a tough weekend, finishing tenth in both races and was hit from behind by a rival driver in the second race.
"We managed to improve the car during the race day, the balance was better for the second race. I managed to overtake three or four cars, but tenth isn't much to write home about. Hungaroring is tough to make progress on when you start further down the field," said Yvan Muller.
Thed Björk recovered ground in the first race to finish eleventh but was, just as Yvan Muller, hit from behind in the second race.
"I had two really tough races and I got pushed from everywhere. The plan for the next race is to qualify higher up, it makes things so much easier. I’m happy for the team on the strong overall results this weekend though,” said Thed Björk.
The next FIA World Touring Car Cup is just two weeks away, with Aragon Motorland host for the fourth round on June 25-26.
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WTCR Race of Hungary
Standings - Drivers
1 Mikel Azcona 84 points
2 Néstor Girolami 75 (-9)
3 Santiago Urrutia 69 (-15)
4 Yann Ehrlacher 63 (-21)
5 Esteban Guerrieri 56 (-28)
6 Ma Qing Hua 55 (-29)
10 Yvan Muller 41 (-43)
13 Thed Björk 16 (-68)
Standings - Teams
1 Münnich Motorsport 131 points
2 BRC Hyundai 108 (-23)
3 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 104 (-27)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 101 (-30)
5 Comtoyou Audi 72 (-59)
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
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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.