​Lynk & Co Cyan Racing claims double TCR World Tour lead with twin Hungarian wins


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has claimed the lead of the TCR World Tour drivers’ and teams’ standings following a successful race weekend in Hungary where Yann Ehrlacher and Thed Björk claimed a win apiece.

Two-time world champion Yann Ehrlacher started the weekend by qualifying on pole position, keeping the lead throughout the first race to claim his second victory of the season, and moved into the points lead.

“Two wins and a podium from the first part of the season is something we can be quite pleased about. It hasn’t been easy, even if it might have looked like it. I’m happy with the points that we have scored this weekend and leading the championship at mid-point is always nice,” said Yann Ehrlacher.

Thed Björk made the most of his front-row grid position for the second race, rocketing into the lead before the first corner to claim his first victory since 2020.

“This win was just unbelievable; this is what we are fighting for! The team did an amazing job this weekend and delivered a great race car, a huge thanks to them. I couldn’t have gotten a better end to the European part of the season,” said Thed Björk.

Team-mates Ma Qing Hua and Santiago Urrutia fought hard throughout the two races at the Hungaroring, scoring a top five and top ten finish respectively.

“I had some issues this weekend, but we have collected a lot of good data and we have a better view of how to move forward. Fourth in the first race was okay and I had to fight back hard in the final race after dropping to last place in the start. I climbed back to eighth place with a lot of good overtakes. Now I’m looking forward to the next races in South America,” said Ma Qing Hua.

“This wasn't the race weekend or first part of the season I was hoping for. But we are leading the teams’ and drivers’ championship, that's pretty good. My focus is now on the next race in Uruguay, my home race, and I’m really looking forward to that,” said Santiago Urrutia.

Yann Ehrlacher heads the drivers’ standings, 16 points ahead of Norbert Michelisz while Thed Björk is sixth, 50 points adrift.

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing heads the team championship, 63 points ahead of BRC Hyundai and 95 points ahead of Audi Sport Comtoyou.

The next TCR World Tour race takes place at Autódromo Victor Borrat Fabini, El Pinar in Uruguay on August 18-20.

Images from TCR World Tour in Hungary.

Race 1
Race 2

Standings - Drivers - Top 5
1 Yann Ehrlacher 195 pts
2 Norbert Michelisz 179 (-16)
3 Mikel Azcona 168 (-27)
4 Rob Huff 161 (-34)
5 Néstor Girolami 150 (-45)
6 Thed Björk 145 (-50)
8 Santiago Urrutia 111 (-84)
9 Ma Qing Hua 94 (-101)

Standings - Teams - Top 5
1 - Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 414 pts
2 - BRC Hyundai 351 (-63)
3 - Audi Sport Comtoyou 319 (-95)
4 - ALM Motorsport Honda 182 (-232)
5 - Comtoyou Racing 148 (-266)

2023 TCR World Tour calendar
28-30 April – Portimao – Portugal
26-28 May – Spa – Belgium
09-11 June – Vallelunga – Italy
16-18 June – Hungaroring – Hungary
18-20 August – El Pinar – Uruguay
25-27 August – San Luis – Argentina
03-05 November – Sydney Motorsport Park - Australia
10-12 November – Bathurst – Australia
17-19 November – Macau – China


Media contact information
Johan Meissner
PR 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 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.