Cyan Racing celebrated its 25th anniversary during the FIA World Touring Car Cup weekend at Adria Raceway in Italy, where Yann Ehrlacher extended his points lead with a win, and Santiago Urrutia made it out of two.
Since its foundation in 1996, the Swedish outfit has claimed four World titles and seven Scandinavian titles, currently fighting for its fifth World title in the 2021 WTCR season.
“We have had an amazing journey so far and to celebrate our 25th year of racing with such a strong result is a true testament to the amazing efforts by everyone in the team,” said Christian Dahl, founder and owner of Cyan Racing.
“It’s less than four years since we claimed our first World title, and now we are in contention for our fifth. Here is to another 25 strong and exciting years.”
Reigning WTCR champion Yann Ehrlacher started the main race from pole position and never looked back after a strong start. The Lynk & Co 03 TCR driver headed the field from lights to flag – extending his points lead to 35 points ahead of the season finale.
“Our main goal for this weekend was to win and to extend our points lead. We have done just that, and I can’t thank the team enough because the car was amazing this weekend. The result was delightful as the team celebrated its 25th anniversary. We have one significant round left of the championship, and we will fully focus on that now,” said Yann Ehrlacher.
After a tough fight in the first race, Santiago Urrutia made it two wins from two races for the team. The Uruguayan driver made a strong move on Honda driver Esteban Guerrieri to claim his second victory of 2021.
“I’m super happy to claim my second win, and I’m proud of the team. They gave me a great car. Overall, this has been an excellent weekend as we collected many points. Things are looking good for the last race, but we have to focus on keeping fighting hard,” said Santiago Urrutia.
Yvan Muller and Thed Björk drove two solid races, with the French driver finishing fourth and fifth while the Swede finished 13th and eighth.
“The races at Adria were eventful, and I pushed as hard as I could to maximise the points. My results this weekend have not been too bad, and we have most importantly extended our lead in both championships,” said Yvan Muller.
“Magnus pushed me off in the final race, and I’m not happy about that. But I am happy for Santi and Yann, who were able to win, so a great weekend overall for the team,” said Thed Björk.
WTCR Race of Italy
Standings – Drivers
1 Yann Ehrlacher 200 Points
2 Frédéric Vervisch 165 (-35)
3 Esteban Guerrieri 164 (-36)
4 Santiago Urrutia 157 (-43)
5 Yvan Muller 151 (-49)
5 Jean-Karl Vernay 151 (-49)
8 Thed Björk 129 (-71)
Standings – Teams
1 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 351 Points
2 Comtoyou Audi 288 (-63)
3 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 286 (-65)
4 Münnich Motorsport ALL-INKL.com 278 (-73)
5 BRC Hyundai 245 (-106)
2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup Calendar
03-05 June – Nürburgring Nordschleife – Germany
26-27 June – Estoril – Portugal
10-11 July – Motorland Aragon – Spain
21-22 August – Hungaroring – Hungary
08-10 October – Most – Czech Republic
16-17 October – Pau – France
05-07 November – Adria – Italy
27-28 November – Sochi – Russia
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