Yann Ehrlacher, 24, clinched the WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup for 2020at WTCR Hasten of Aragón on the present time (Sunday), turning into the youngest driver in historical past to teach an FIA World Touring Car title. Here’s what the Goodyear-geared up Cyan Racing Lynk & Co driver has had to yell.
WHAT HE SAID PRE-SEASON?
“We starting up from zero again because 2019 is within the help of us and every person has the identical likelihood. We worked very no longer easy for the length of this pre-season. We began to work sooner than the lockdown and we originate to work after the lockdown to beef up the car and match the car with the Goodyear tyres. It’s all getting accurate into a sharp course. I’ve ready myself the ideal I may maybe perchance presumably. I did diverse coaching physically and mentally. I in fact feel ready and the likelihood in all equity high and maybe bigger than they’ve ever been for me.”
WHAT HE SAID PRE-WTCR RACE OF ARAGÓN?
“No topic will seemingly be the stop consequence on the stop I will be ecstatic about my season. We’ve won three races and shown a sturdy chase all season. Nonetheless if you happen to earn one thing, you’ll have more. Must you earn the lead from the first qualifying until now you without a doubt need it. I’m ecstatic to be leading but with all this work we’ve performed I need the colossal title. There is a little bit of strain but I strive to ignore that.”
WHAT HE SAID AFTER WINNING THE TITLE?
“We’ve completed one thing in fact colossal this yr, alongside with Yvan [Muller, uncle] because he taught me the complete lot from zero, I by no methodology drove any stir-kart, anything, and seven years within the past I change into as soon as no longer in a bustle car. Now we are world champion and it’s astounding. That bustle felt savor the longest 15 minutes of my existence and the protection car made it even longer. Even there change into as soon as nonetheless one bustle left to stir you wished to earn the title as soon as that it’s seemingly you’ll agree with and we are performed.”
WHAT HE SAID ON THE PRESSURE AND EXPECTATIONS?
“I discovered part of myself that I didn’t know change into as soon as present. Must you are dwelling by myself and you watched about the total describe and yell, ‘maybe in two weeks I will be world champion, maybe I’ll fail and by no methodology be world champion’. It’s relatively refined and then the strain starts to create. It change into as soon as crucial for me no longer to fail this weekend. I in fact wished this and I change into as soon as working no longer easy to earn it.”
WHAT HE SAID ABOUT BECOMING THE YOUNGEST FIA WORLD TOURING CAR TITLE WINNER?
“That’s a stat, the ideal thing is that I beget won star now and I’m mammoth-ecstatic.”
WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE ROLE PRE-SEASON PREPARATIONS PLAYED?
“Our preparations had been key to form a sharp originate to the season and to be on this design all yr long with this yellow jacket for the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader. For definite my mind and my psychological form change into as soon as stronger than ever starting up the season and that’s what I wished and that’s what I change into as soon as lacking within the past.”
WHAT HE SAID AFTER ESTEBAN GUERRIERI WON RACE 1 TO CUT HIS POINTS GAP TO 16?
“It change into as soon as no longer easy, he did a in fact sharp job, cutting all my hopes in half of. I knew I nonetheless had two races and it’s by no methodology over until the flag. He did a in fact sharp bustle this morning and I knew it’d be refined. I needed to be sturdy mentally no longer to create any more strain and we did it.”
WHAT HE SAID ABOUT NO #1 IN 2021?
“I’m going to sustain my 68. Predominant methodology so much and it can maybe presumably repeat of us you are the fellow to beat, the motive force who won the title within the previous yr but I’m proud about my number 68. I started racing with the number 68 and it methodology so much to me from the attach I approach from in France, Alsace. It’s no longer a demand of bearing in mind it, I’ll sustain number 68 for next season.”
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/07/1996
TEAM: Cyan Racing Lynk & Co
CAR: Lynk & Co 03 TCR TYRES: GOODYEAR
WTCR RECORD ALL-TIME
WTCR STARTS: 76
WTCR WINS: 5
WTCR DHL POLE POSITIONS: 1
WTCR FASTEST LAPS: 5
WTCR LAPS LED: 62
WTCR POINTS SCORED: 660
WTCR RECORD 2020
WTCR STARTS: 16
WTCR WINS: 3
WTCR DHL POLE POSITIONS: 0
WTCR FASTEST LAPS: 2
WTCR LAPS LED: 30
WTCR POINTS SCORED: 234
WTCR QUALIFYING Q1 APPEARANCES: 6
WTCR QUALIFYING Q2 APPEARANCES: 3
WTCR QUALIFYING Q3 APPEARANCES: 2
WTCR BEST QUALIFYING RESULT: 2
WTCR BEST RACE RESULT: 1
Racing is within the blood… Ehrlacher’s uncle is none assorted than four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller. His mom, Cathy, change into as soon as a revered single-seater racer in her own real competing in Contrivance 3 and Contrivance 3000.
Unconventional starting up: Skipping karts fully, Ehrlacher started racing within the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup in Germany sooner than contesting the Mitjet 2L sequence with Yvan Muller Racing, winning the French championship in 2014.
Success continues: Title success in French Supertourisme followed sooner than Ehrlacher joined the LMP3 ranks within the European Le Mans Series in 2016, using a Ligier JS P3 for his uncle’s team and winning his class at Estoril.
Hasty learner: Ehrlacher scored WTCC aspects on his 2d weekend within the championship in 2017 and change into as soon as a winner eight races later, claiming a standout first design for RC Motorsport in Argentina. The following season he scored two wins in WTCR and led the title standings after a extremely impressive performance at WTCR Hasten of Netherlands.
Gather you realize? His father Yves is a extinct official footballer who performed for Strasbourg, Lens, Bastia and Mulhouse.
CAREER SO FAR:
2013: 14, Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup
2014: 1 (6 wins), Mitjet 2L Supersport; 8, Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup
2015: 1 (12 wins, 23 podiums), French Supertourisme Championship
2016: 8 (1 accumulate), European Le Mans Series (Ligier JS P3)
2017: 10 (1 accumulate), FIA World Touring Car Championship (LADA Vesta WTCC); 5, WTCC Trophy
2018: 10 (2 wins), WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO (Honda Civic Form R TCR)
2019: 9 (simplest consequence 2), WTCR (Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
2020: 1 (simplest consequence 1), WTCR (Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
*Subject to the newsletter of the closing results