Touring car aces Yann Ehrlacher and Santiago Urrutia completes the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing four-car line-up for the 2023 TCR World Tour season, joining already confirmed team-mates Thed Björk and Ma Qing Hua.
The quartet will drive the new generation Lynk & Co 03 TCR which was unveiled last week, a car engineered and constructed by Geely Group Motorsport.
"Yann and Santiago are no doubt two of the best touring car drivers in the world and we look forward to continue our close and successful cooperation with them,” said Fredrik Wahlén, Team Manager of Lynk & Co Cyan Racing.
“We have a strong line-up for the first TCR World Tour season, a prerequisite for what will be one of the toughest championships we have ever taken on. We are proud to embark on this journey with the new Lynk & Co 03 TCR, marking the fifth year of our successful Lynk & Co Cyan Racing programme.”
Double world champion Yann Ehrlacher became the first-ever driver to claim back-to-back touring car world titles for the team in 2021 and the Frenchman will start his fifth season with the Swedish outfit this year.
"I am very happy to start my fifth year with the Lynk & Co Cyan Racing, the team that I have become world champion twice with and done the most races for in my life. The TCR World Tour will be intense and challenging with a lot of new competitors and circuits, but that’s what we are here for. I feel confident ahead of the season and the target is to bring home a new world title," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Multiple world touring car race winner Santiago Urrutia joined Lynk & Co Cyan Racing in 2020 and finished as the best placed driver of the team last year.
"It is a privilege and honour to be back with Lynk & Co Cyan Racing. We have a new challenge this year with a global schedule. I am especially looking forward to race in South America and my home country Uruguay. Racing at the top level of world touring cars is always tough and we really need to deliver this year. I think our performance will be strong and we are aiming for the very top," said Santiago Urrutia.
The inaugural TCR World Tour season will start at Portimao in Portugal on April 29-30 for a total of nine race weekends in Europe, South America, Oceania, and Asia.
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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.