Yann Ehrlacher (24) is off to a superb begin to register his identify on the world touring automobile racing record on Sunday after the 4 titles of his uncle Yvan Muller (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013). The younger Alsatian, son of ex-driver Cathy Muller and French soccer champion Yves Ehrlacher (Strasbourg, 1979), is 31 factors forward of his subsequent in the championship, Argentinian Esteban Guerrieri (Honda), 44 on one other French (Jean-Karl Vernay, Honda) and 46 on … his uncle earlier than the three races on Sunday. Seventy-five factors due to this fact stay to be distributed, however the younger driver of the Chinese model Lynk & Co (entered in WTCR by the Swedish group Cyan Racing) is properly positioned to win much more!
After qualifying on Saturday, Ehrlacher secured good positions at the begin of the three races: fifth and seventh in races 1 and a pair of (reversed grid) and 2nd in race 3. But above all, Esteban Guerrieri didn’t He will solely go away twice 18th and as soon as seventeenth. The Honda Civic is barely on the monitor at Motorland Aragon, whereas the Lynk & Co are, on the opposite, in nice form. Their 4 drivers have been in the Top 10 of the exams: the Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia will begin twice from pole place and Yvan Muller, as soon as (in race 2). Thed Björk, the 2017 champion with Volvo-Cyan Racing, is in ambush. Yann Ehrlacher’s shut guard is prepared to take him to a file: the youngest champion in touring automobile historical past, he who has already given himself somewhat pleasure this yr, taming the Nordschleife, “Green Hell From the Nürburgring.
A thirteenth final podium in fourteen years in WCTR for Yvan Muller?
Lynk & Co, reigning team champion (Norbert Michelisz won among the drivers in 2019, on Hyundai), is even on the way to achieving the grand slam on Sunday in Aragon. The Ehrlacher-Muller pair should take the team victory in this World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) 2020. Their team Cyan Racing Lynk & Co has 62 points ahead of the Guerrieri-Girolami duo (also poorly qualified) at the wheel of the Honda of Münnich Motorsport. Finally, with only fifteen points behind Guerrieri, Yvan Muller can also ensure a family double in the general classification of the Cup, Sunday evening. It would be his thirteenth final podium in fourteen years of presence at the world level in passenger cars!
The WTCR 2020 Trophy for Yann Ehrlacher? (DR-WTCR Media)
To obtain this, Yvan Muller (51) will nonetheless have to be cautious of the younger Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia who on this similar circuit of Aragon, throughout the final spherical, positioned his Lynk & Co from the different Cyan Performance group thrice on the podium. He is simply eleven factors behind the French in the basic classification.
The different spoilsport is French: Jean-Karl Vernay has achieved wonders this season inside the unbiased group Roméo Ferraris which is coming into an Alfa Giulietta with out the monetary technique of the main groups. Very constant and already winner of a race on this Aragon monitor, two weeks in the past, Vernay will begin from the first row in race 1.
He may intention for the runner-up behind Ehrlacher, and even the 2020 title if the sky falls on the roof of the Lynk & Co n ° 68. And to full this French stranglehold on the WTCR 2020, Nathanaël Berthon, winner of his first race this season in the self-discipline (in Slovakia) additionally certified his Audi properly at Motorland Aragon: twice sixth and as soon as third in race 3. Start of the heats, Sunday from 9.15 am.
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