Lynk & Co Cyan Racing confirms first two drivers for WTCR

Lynk & Co Cyan Racing confirms first two drivers for WTCR

Yvan Muller
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Cyan Racing has confirmed its first two drivers for this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup, with uncle and nephew combination Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher competing under the same banner.

Although working from within the same stable in 2019, Muller and Ehrlacher were actually part of different teams.

For 2020, the French duo will be scoring points for the same entry as they join forces in an even closer partnership.

Cyan Racing CEO Christian Dahl believes that Muller and Ehrlacher will form a formidable line-up in 2020.

“While we are in uncertain times with the coronavirus pandemic, what is certain we have one of the best driver duos in the world of touring car racing with Yvan and Yann,” said Dahl.

“We are monitoring the current situation closely and taking all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone in the project.

“We do of course fully support all organisations involved in postponing the season start. We will use this period of no racing to continue to prepare ourselves for when the conditions are there to race again.

“Yvan and Yann contributed strongly to the progress and results of last year. We look forward to take on the even tougher challenge of the 2020 WTCR season together with them.”

Muller finished third overall in the 2019 championship after claiming four wins, and the four-time World Champion is hungry to once again fight for the overall drivers’ championship in 2020.

“Lynk & Co Cyan Racing is the right place to be,” said Muller. “Everyone in the project, from Sweden to China, are motivated to push on for the ultimate goal of fighting for the World Title again in 2020.

“Last year was a great testament to the efforts of everyone involved, going from the first development tests to winning races in less than 12 months.

“There is no doubt we need to push even harder this year, and I am ready.”

Ehrlacher was team-mates with Andy Priaulx last year and finished eighth overall in the drivers’ standings, although 23-year-old filed to win a race during the season.

“I am really motivated to continue my commitment with Lynk & Co Cyan Racing, and especially to do it together with Yvan Muller,” said Ehrlacher.

“We had some really promising results last year that I look forward to further develop that for 2020.

“I want to win races this year and of course to fight for the World Title together with the team.”

The driver line-up for sister team Cyan Performance Lynk & Co will be revealed shortly.