​Lynk & Co Cyan Racing extends TCR World Tour lead with two wins in Uruguay


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing extended its TCR World Tour lead in Uruguay as Santiago Urrutia claimed a popular home win in Race 1 and Ma Qing Hua his first win for the team in Race 2.

Local hero Santiago Urrutia claimed pole position in qualifying and a lights-to-flag win in the first race.

“It’s been an unbelievable weekend in Uruguay! Pole position, Race 1 win for me and Race 2 win for Ma. I’m super happy and a big thank you to everyone who has made this possible, and especially to the crowd here that has been amazing. While this has been a great weekend, there are still many races to go and we need to keep working hard,” said Santiago Urrutia.

The second race saw Ma Qing Hua starting from the reversed grid pole position and netted his maiden TCR World Tour victory for the team, despite hard pressure from Hyundai driver Mikel Azcona.

“I’m missing words to describe this amazing feeling. It was a super hard race as Mikel was super-fast behind me. To be the first Chinese driver in a Chinese car to win an international touring car race is fantastic. A big thanks to everyone who has worked so hard together to make this possible,” said Ma Qing Hua.

Thed Björk made it a strong Lynk & Co Cyan Racing 1-2 in the first race while points leader Yann Ehrlacher secured a double podium in the second race, scoring vital points.

“It feels good to be on the podium and to secure some good points from the first race also from ninth on the grid. Now we turn our attention to Argentina, which is just one week away, where we will try to make the most of it and keep pushing,” said Yann Ehrlacher.

“I had a good qualifying session and first race with solid pace. It was fantastic to finish on the podium together with ‘Santi’ on his home track. It’s been a really good weekend for the team, and this is a boost for us ahead of the final four race weekends,” said Thed Björk.

The race weekend at Autódromo Victor Borrat Fabini has seen Lynk & Co Cyan Racing extend its team championship lead and Yann Ehrlacher the drivers’ championship lead.

There is no rest for the team as the next race at San Luis in Argentina is next weekend, August 26-27.

All races will be broadcast LIVE via the TCR TV streaming platform.

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TCR World Tour – Race Of Uruguay
Autódromo Victor Borrat Fabini, El Pinar

Race 1
Race 2

Standings - Drivers - Top 5
1 Yann Ehrlacher 235 pts
2 Norbert Michelisz 215 (-20)
3 Mikel Azcona 205 (-30)
4 Rob Huff 197 (-38)
5 Thed Björk 190 (-45)
8 Santiago Urrutia 172 (-62)
9 Ma Qing Hua 134 (-101)

Standings - Teams - Top 5
1 - Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 546 pts
2 - BRC Hyundai 430 (-116)
3 - Audi Sport Comtoyou 401 (-145)
4 - ALM Motorsport Honda 182 (-364)
5 - Comtoyou Racing 148 (-398)

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

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Media contact information
Johan Meissner
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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.