​Scorching Spanish heat kicks off intense WTCR double header


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will face the scorching heat of Motorland Aragón this weekend as the start of an intense FIA WTCR double header, with Portugal next up just a week later.

The team heads to Spain after a strong weekend in Hungary where Santiago Urrutia claimed the first 2022 win of the team and Yann Ehrlacher a podium, elevating them to third and fourth overall in the standings.

"Aragon is a track that I have good memories from as I won my first WTCR race here. This a good track for us, but we need to be careful as it is going to be very warm. Our approach will be the same as at the start of the season to collect points and keep the momentum that we currently have," said Santiago Urrutia.

"I closed the gap in the championship in Hungary and I have the confidence back, our pace is good. I think this weekend will be difficult for us as we will carry more weight and the temperatures will be very high. It's all about points, points and points. We need to keep pushing," said Yann Ehrlacher.

Ma Qing Hua has continued his strong and consistence performance in Hungary, with an average finishing position of 4,5 so far this year. The races in Spain will be yet another new challenge for him as he has never before raced there.

"It will be an exciting new challenge and I like the layout of Aragon after some time in the simulator on the circuit. I am quite happy with the season so far, we have collected a lot of points. But I also want to push more, to level up the performance and at the same time keep the consistency," said Ma Qing Hua.

Thed Björk scored a strong second place the last time WTCR race at Motorland Aragón and is keen to bounce back after a difficult start to the 2022 season.

Yvan Muller is also keen to get back to the top after two top ten finishes at the Hungaroring two weeks ago.

"Things haven't really gone my way so far this season. But it's still early days and I'm just keeping my head down to work hard for stronger results. The pace is there and Aragon is a track where I've scored well in the past, so I'm looking forward to the weekend," said Thed Björk.

"We have a challenging weekend ahead and we need to keep a close eye on the tyre situation in the very hot temperatures that are forecasted. The aim is as usual to fight for the top, we do not race for anything other than that," said Yvan Muller.

The race weekend is broadcast live on: eurosportplayer.com

WTCR Race of Spain

Times in CEST

Saturday - June 25th
09:00 - FP1 - 45 min
12:30 - FP2 - 30 min
15:30 - Qualifying

Sunday - June 26th
11:15 - Race 1 - 30 min + 1 lap
15:15 - Race 2 - 25 min + 1 lap

Standings - Drivers
1 Mikel Azcona 85 points
2 Néstor Girolami 75 (-10)
3 Santiago Urrutia 69 (-16)
4 Yann Ehrlacher 63 (-22)
5 Esteban Guerrieri 57 (-28)
6 Ma Qing Hua 55 (-30)
10 Yvan Muller 42 (-43)
13 Thed Björk 17 (-68)

Standings - Teams
1 Münnich Motorsport 132 points
2 BRC Hyundai 109 (-23)
3 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 105 (-27)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 101 (-31)
5 Comtoyou Audi 72 (-60)

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.