Cyan Racing will have three world champions in the 2019 WTCR season
Lynk &Co Cyan Racing announced today that it has signed three-time FIA world touring car champion Andy Priaulx for the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season.
That means Cyan Racing will have three world champions in the team because Priaulx will join forces with Yvan Muller and Thed Björk in driving duties in a cockpit of a Lynk &Co 03 TCR car developed by Geely Group Motorsport. Priaulx, Muller and Bjork altogether won eight WTCC titles.
“Legend is superlative perhaps used too often but it’s certainly appropriate when describing Andy Priaulx. The first FIA World Touring Car champion of the Eurosport Events era in 2005, Andy is not just a great performer on track but a great ambassador off it. We can’t wait to see him in action on what is set to be the highest quality and most competitive touring car grid ever,” said François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR promoter.
The 44-year-old Priaulx has signed a multi-year contract to drive for Lynk &Co Cyan Racing, parallel to his commitments in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Ford.
“I’m delighted to become a Lynk &Co Cyan Racing driver and I have no doubt that we are in a strong position to fight for the overall title already in our first year. We have a tough job ahead of us, the competition is as tough as it has ever been in the WTCR. But I have followed Cyan Racing’s progress over the years and it was an easy decision for me to join them,” Priaulx said.