Lynk & Co will once again field four cars in the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup season to be run by the Cyan Racing squad.
The Chinese carmaker’s 03 TCR racers will grace the grid for a second year, with its entries split into the ‘Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’ and ‘Cyan Performance Lynk & Co’ sub-teams.
Last year, drivers Yvan Muller and Thed Björk helped the Cyan Racing arm claim the Teams’ Championship title. It was the Swedish operation’s third major title in three years following Björk claiming the Drivers’ Championship title in a Cyan Racing Volvo in 2017 while the team claimed the Manufacturers’ Championship crown.
The purpose-built Lynk & Co 03 TCR was a dominant player in last year’s WTCR title race, with Muller (four wins), Björk (three) and Andy Priaulx all standing atop the victory dais during the season.
Muller and Björk were both in title contention right until the season-ending Race of Malaysia, ultimately finishing third and fourth overall in the points’ standings. Muller’s nephew Yann Ehrlacher finished ninth overall, while Priaulx was a disappointing 18th in his return to front-wheel-drive touring car racing.
Drivers for the 2020 campaign have not yet been confirmed, although it is expected that Muller, Björk and Ehrlacher are certainties at least.
“Our goal is clear, we want to continue challenging for the top this season, which we expect to be even tougher than last year,” said Cyan Racing CEO Christian Dahl.
“The result of last year with a brand-new race car, in a brand-new programme with Lynk & Co is a true testament to the strong efforts of everyone involved, from Sweden to China.
“We need to consolidate this and continue to move forward as our competitors are not resting. But neither are we and we have developed our organisation and processes over the winter in order to face the challenges of 2020.”
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