Tuesday, December 17, 2019
A Chinese Brand Just Won the World Touring Car Cup Team Championship
Love to poke fun at the Chinese? Well, here’s proof that you need to take them seriously. Lynk & Co, part of the Geely Auto group just won the first-ever World Title in motorsports as its Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR just bagged the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) team title.
Lynk & Co Cyan Racing claimed the team title by 34 points over main title rivals Hyundai, and 54 points over Honda.
While Lynk & Co are new to the WTCR, as an outfit, Cyan Racing claimed their third straight World Title. The team won the 2017 WTCC title with Volvo Polestar, the 2018 WTCR title with an independent program, and the 2019 WTCR title with Lynk & Co.
Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yvan Muller finished in the driver’s championship by securing third place behind Norbert Michelisz (Hyundai) and Esteban Guerrieri (Honda). This is the 12th year in succession the Frenchman finishes in the top three of World Touring Cars.
Thed Björk finished a strong fourth overall, making it two Lynk & Co Cyan Racing drivers in the top four.