The Lynk & Co Cyan Racing quintet opened the 2022 podium account with an eventful FIA World Touring Car Cup opener on the narrow streets of Pau-Ville in France.
The duo is currently sharing fourth place in the drivers’ standings as the best placed Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers.
“I’m very happy to start the season with a podium, a big thanks to the team, they gave me a great car today and have worked really hard. We’ve scored good points in total and I can’t wait for the next race,” said Santiago Urrutia.
“A really good start to the season and we have worked really hard to achieve this. This is my first race with Lynk & Co Cyan Racing and to be on the podium feels fantastic. I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone in the team,” said Ma Qing Hua.
Yvan Muller made the most of his strong grid position in the first race to finish third, currently placed sixth overall – a single point behind his Lynk & Co colleagues.
“I’m really pleased to start the season with a podium, especially at Pau-Ville which is really challenging. The second race was okay and we have scored consistent points which is the important thing,” said Yvan Muller.
Reigning champion Yann Ehrlacher had a mixed weekend, fighting his way from sixth to fourth in the first race while he was forced to pit for a puncture in the second race – dropping to 15th.
“It was really nice to see the stands full of spectators, especially here at my home race. I had cool first race, I got a good start and was able to gain places. The second race was one to forget with the puncture while being in a podium position. We are going to be back, that’s for sure,” said Yann Ehrlacher.
“I managed to salvage some points from a tough weekend. A massive thanks to the team who got my car back together after the crash yesterday. And I’m really happy to see Yvan, Santi and Ma on the podium, making for a strong weekend overall for the team,” said Thed Björk.
Cyan Performance Lynk & Co (Urrutia/Björk/Qing Hua) is placed third in the teams’ standings and Cyan Racing Lynk & Co (Muller/Ehrlacher) fourth.
WTCR Race of France
Standings – Drivers
1 Néstor Girolami 49 points
2 Esteban Guerrieri 42 (-7)
3 Mikel Azcona 41 (-8)
4 Santiago Urrutia 30 (-19)
4 Ma Qing Hua 30 (-19)
6 Yvan Muller 29 (-20)
8 Yann Ehrlacher 18 (-31)
14 Thed Björk 7 (-42)
Standings – Teams
1 Münnich Motorsport 91 points
2 BRC Hyundai 48 (-43)
3 Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 47 (-44)
4 Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 37 (-54)
5 Comtoyou Audi 29 (-62)
2022 FIA World Touring Car Cup Calendar
May 7/8 – France – Circuit de Pau-Ville
May 26/28 – Germany – Nürburgring Nordschleife
June 11/12 – Hungary – Hungaroring
June 25/26 – Spain – MotorLand Aragón
July 2/3 – Portugal – Circuito do Vila Real
July 23/24 – Italy – Vallelunga
August 6/7 – France – Anneau du Rhin
October 8/9 – South Korea – Inje Speedium
November 5/6 – China – Ningbo International Speedpark
November 18/20 – Macau – Macau
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