Multiple touring car World Champion team Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has selected its first two drivers for the inaugural season of the TCR World Tour. Thed Björk and Ma Qing Hua will race two of the team's four Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars in the new championship.
"We are delighted to have Thed and Ma onboard for our TCR World Tour programme, two of the best touring car drivers in the world. Their extensive experience will be crucial to our programme as we return to a global race schedule with circuits like Macau and Bathurst," said Fredrik Wahlén, Team Manager of Lynk & Co Cyan Racing.
Thed Björk will start his 12th season with Cyan Racing this year, having claimed the 2017 World Title and three STCC titles with the team.
"I am as motivated for my 12th season as I was for my first! The TCR World Tour means a new spark of motivation for me to return to the international circuits and face a new type of opposition. I think this will suit me really well. And I do look forward to continuing my cooperation with Ma who I think completed an impressive first season with us last year," said Thed Björk.
Former Formula 1 test driver and 2020 TCR China champion Ma Qing Hua will start his second season with Cyan Racing in 2023.
"I’m really proud and excited to be a Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver again this year. It’s a fresh season with a different format and new circuits, a tough challenge that I’m looking forward to. I’m happy to be team-mate to Thed again, we had a good cooperation last year that I look forward to further develop," said Ma Qing Hua.
The final two drivers of Lynk & Co Cyan Racing for the 2023 TCR World Tour season will be revealed at the beginning of March.
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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 seven 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.
About Geely Group Motorsport
Geely Group Motorsport is a brand neutral entity based within Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. It was founded in 2018 to provide strategic and tactical expertise to serve the best motorsport sporting and commercial interests for the auto brands in the group. One of its tactical assignments include the development and management of the Lynk & Co TCR and customer racing programmes.