Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher qualified second in the KUMHO TCR World Tour season finale on the streets of Macau, despite carrying 40kg of compensation weight compared to his title rivals' 0kg.
"This is one of the best laps of my life, I gave it everything I had and I have no regrets. To be three tenths from pole with 40kg is something I am happy with. We will keep working, it's not over yet," said Yann Ehrlacher.
Title rival Norbert Michelisz claimed pole position and has extended his points lead to six points over Yann Ehrlacher with 60 points left to fight for in the two races on Saturday and Sunday.
Santiago Urrutia finished tenth to claim the reversed grid pole position for the second race.
"It was a difficult qualifying as it's my first time here in Macau. But we achieved our goal of tenth for the reversed grid pole and I'm happy to see Yann in the top. The first race is going to be very hard and then we are going to go for the win in race two. I'm ready!" said Santiago Urrutia.
Team-mates Ma Qing Hua and Thed Björk claimed sixth and ninth position on the grid for the first race respectively.
Update: Mikel Azcona was penalised for impeding Rob Huff during qualifying, dropping the Hyundai driver from second to fifth place.
The first race of the weekend starts at 12:50 local/05:50 CET on Saturday.
All races will be broadcast LIVE via the TCR TV streaming platform.
For further information about the KUMHO TCR World Tour, click here.
TCR World Tour – Race of Macau
Macau Circuito da Guia
Times in CST (+7H CET)
Saturday – 18/11
12:50 - Race 1
10:35 - Race 2
Standings - Drivers - Top 5
1 - Norbert Michelisz 389
2 - Yann Ehrlacher 392 (-6)
3 - Rob Huff 388 (-10)
4 - Mikel Azcona 311 (-78)
5 - Frédéric Vervisch 295 (-94)
7 - Thed Björk 288 (-96)
8 - Santiago Urrutia 248 (-136)
9 - Ma Qing Hua 231 (-153)
Standings - Teams - Top 5
1 - Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 900 pts
2 - BRC Hyundai 725 (-175)
3 - Audi Sport Comtoyou 722 (-178)
4 - ALM Motorsport Honda 182 (-718)
5 - Wall Racing 169 (-731)
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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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 eight touring car World Titles, most recently the 2023 TCR World Tour teams' title 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.