Geely Group Motorsport has completed the first test days with its new Lynk & Co 03 TCR car, which is set to be delivered to customer teams in time for the 2019 season.
The tests were carried out with a car in the livery of lead customer team Cyan Racing, with World Touring Car champions Yvan Muller and Thed Björk getting behind the wheel at Mantorp Park in Sweden and Estoril in Portugal.
“We are happy with the progress so far and the car has been reliable in the first tests,” said Alexander Murdzevski-Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Geely Group Motorsport.
“The evaluation program goes according to plan and we have a couple of intense months ahead of us to secure a competitive car for our customer teams.”
Björk believes that the car will be up against stiff competition in its inaugural season on track in 2019.
“The feeling to turn the first laps of an all-new race car is fantastic and I must say the Lynk & Co 03 TCR has lived up to my expectations,” said Björk. “Geely Group Motorsport has done a great job of development so far and we can’t wait to get going as we no doubt are facing one of the toughest seasons in the history of touring car racing in 2019.”
Although the test car was running in Cyan Racing livery, Geely Group Motorsport stated that “Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will take delivery of their Lynk & Co 03 TCR race cars closer to the season start”.