Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has confirmed an unchanged driver line-up for this year’s FIA World Touring Car Cup, once again fielding Yann Ehrlacher, Yvan Muller, Thed Björk and Santiago Urrutia.
The Swedish outfit has opted to retain the same driver line-up as it fielded in 2020. Ehrlacher enters the season as the reigning drivers’ champion, whilst Cyan Racing will be looking to defend its Teams’ title honours.
“2020 marked the most successful year in the history of Cyan Racing and we have by no means lowered our aim for 2021,” explained Christian Dahl, CEO and founder of Cyan Racing.
“We do however expect an even tougher challenge this year, especially with an expanded calendar and an as competitive field as ever.”
Ehrlacher became the youngest World Touring Car champion last year, and the Frenchman will head into the new season once again with his experienced uncle Muller by his side.
“I am incredibly proud to start the season as champion with the team after what was the best season of my life last year,” said the 24-year-old.
“But anyone assuming I would be less motivated or ready for a new challenge in 2021 would be deeply mistaken.
“I have longed for this season ever since the 2020 season finale and I am very much ready.”
Muller is entering into his 16th season in World Touring Cars, with the 51-year-old continuing his long and successful career.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I am only here to win and that goes for everyone in Lynk & Co Cyan Racing,” said Muller.
“I will start my 16th world touring car season this year and I am as motivated as when I drove my first in 2006.”
Urrutia, 24, is heading into his second season in WTCR, and only the Uruguayan’s third in touring car racing.
“I want to pick up right where I left off in the season finale when I claimed two poles and my first WTCR victory,” said Urrutia, who won the last race of the year at Aragón.
“I really feel at home in the team after my debut season and I aim to keep moving forward.
“My ultimate goal is of course that we win as a team and for me personally to become world champion. I hope that I can make everyone proud who has helped me in my racing career this year.”
Urrutia will be team-mates with Swede Thed Björk in the second of the squad’s team entries. Björk, the 2017 World Champion, is heading into his sixth full season in World Touring Cars and his tenth with Cyan Racing.
“I am really proud to be a part of the journey the team has done since 2012 and it boosts my confidence that they put their faith in me for a tenth straight season,” said Björk.
“My goal for 2021 is firmly set on taking a big step forward in the results and to challenge for the very top step of the standings.”