Yann Ehrlacher, the nephew of multiple-WTCC champion Yvan Muller, will race against his uncle in the new FIA World Touring Car Cup after being signed by Münnich Motorsport.

The 21-year-old Frenchman proved a sensation in his rookie season in the World Touring Car Championship with the privateer RC Motorsport squad, claiming one race win and two further podium finishes in the unfancied and little-developed LADA Vesta WTCC.

Ehrlacher has been signed alongside Esteban Guerrieri in what will be regarded as a hotshot driver pairing; the duo will drive Honda Civic Type-R cars with backing from ALL-INKL.

“Following my first season in WTCC, the target was obviously to be at the start of the new WTCR,” said Ehrlacher.

“I am really happy to have been chosen by ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport. It’s great news for me because it’s a very good team with a lot of experience in racing and in touring car in particular. With such a great package, the expectations will naturally be high, and my goal is to be among the title contenders this season, although I know that the competition will be tough. There is obviously more pressure than last year, but I’m ready.”

Yann Ehrlacher, RC Motorsport Lada Vesta - 2017 FIA WTCC Race of Italy

Ehrlacher proved to be one of the star rookies of the 2017 FIA WTCC season, finishing tenth overall in the championship standings.

“Logically we had several drivers on our list and the decision was not an easy one,” said team manager Dominik Greiner.

“But I feel that with Yann we at ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport have chosen the best package and we welcome him to our team. [He’s] a very talented, fast and motivated driver who has gone through a great racing school via his mother [touring car driver Cathy Muller] and uncle, Yann already had some good moments last season and I hope he can continue like this in 2018. Yann and Esteban are already working professionally, hand-in-hand as team-mates so we are looking for a good season with them both.”


2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup – Provisional Entry List
No. Driver Team Car
9 Tom Coronel nl Boutsen Ginion Racing be Honda Civic Type-R
12 Rob Huff uk Sébastien Loeb Racing fr Volkswagen Golf GTI
18 Tiago Monteiro pt Boutsen Ginion Racing be Honda Civic Type-R
20 Denis Dupont be Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
21 Aurélien Panis fr Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
22 Frédéric Vervisch be Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
23 Nathanaël Berthon fr Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
25 Mehdi Bennani ma Sébastien Loeb Racing fr Volkswagen Golf GTI
68 Yann Ehrlacher fr ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport de Honda Civic Type-R
86 Esteban Guerrieri ar ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport de Honda Civic Type-R
TBA Gabriele Tarquini it BRC Racing Team it Hyundai i30 N
TBA Norbert Michelisz hu BRC Racing Team it Hyundai i30 N
TBA John Filippi fr Campos Racing es Cupra Léon TCR
TBA Pepe Oriola es Campos Racing es Cupra Léon TCR
TBA Gordon Shedden uk Team WRT be Audi RS3 LMS
TBA Jean-Karl Vernay fr Team WRT be Audi RS3 LMS
TBA Thed Björk se Yvan Muller Racing fr Hyundai i30 N
TBA Yvan Muller fr Yvan Muller Racing fr Hyundai i30 N
TBA TBA Romeo Ferraris it Alfa Romeo Giulietta
TBA TBA Romeo Ferraris it Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Image via FIA WTCC Media

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