Yvan Muller scored a reverse-grid have in Lumber 2 at WTCR Lumber of Aragón as his nephew Yann Ehrlacher turned into as soon as crowned the 2020 King of WTCR at MotorLand Aragón*.
Muller turned into as soon as by no advance headed from his DHL Pole Space as his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co team-mate Ehrlacher executed sixth, which turned into as soon as ample for the 24-year-frail to alter into the youngest FIA World Touring Automobile title winner following closest rival Esteban Gurrieri’s early retirement from the journey.
“What a day,” said an overwhelmed Ehrlacher. “I receive been waking up every morning and going to be every night enthusiastic on this day. I’m pleasurable-thankful to all individuals who has supported me. It’s expedient, I will’t imagine it.”
Muller made a clean initiate from the DHL Pole Space, nonetheless fellow entrance-row starter Norbert Michelisz turned into as soon as beaten into Flip 1 by Gilles Magnus from third on the grid.
In the abet of them, there turned into as soon as drama and frenetic movement as Guerrieri stumbled on himself caught up within the thick of a fight from his P18 slot on the grid. The ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Form R TCR slammed into the abet of Bence Boldizs’ Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición, both autos incurring heavy wound – and Guerrieri turned into as soon as compelled to pit into retirement.
Ehrlacher started ninth in his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co and started cautiously, nonetheless picked up locations and turned into as soon as running in sixth by lap four – which turned into as soon as ample to clinch the title.
On lap eight, Guerrieri’s team-mate Néstor Girolami retired in a cloud of smoke from his Honda, which resulted in a security automobile interruption.
Muller made a upright spoil as soon as the racing movement resumed with two laps to head, chased by Jean-Karl Vernay’s Group Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris which had moved up from sixth on the grid to declare 2d arena.
CUPRA-powered Native hero Mikel Azcona dramatically handed Magnus for third on the final lap to declare a podium for Zengő Motorsport.
Michelisz executed fifth despite displaying to tumble oil in his BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR, the 2019 King of WTCR handing his crown to the person that executed pretty within the abet of him.
Thed Björk shadowed his fellow Lynk & Co driver to carry out seventh, forward of Attila Tassi’s Honda, Luca Filippi’s Alfa Romeo and Tiago Monteiro, who achieved the high 10.
The assorted aspects scorers had been Luca Engstler (Hyundai) in P11, Aurélien Comte (Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR), WTCR returnee Mitchell Cheah (Hyundai) and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner (Zengő Motorsport CUPRA).
Lumber 3 at WTCR Lumber of Aragón takes arena at 15h15 local time.
*Subject to the e-newsletter of the extinguish result