Yann Ehrlacher is one of the few drivers who could win two races. That and his consistency ensured that he successfully defended his title. A fifth and a sixth place were enough for him on the final weekend in Sochi.
“That feels great,” Ehrlacher cheers. He already won the title in 2020. The Chinese manufacturer Lynk & Co has built the best car. It was co-developed by Ehrlacher’s uncle Yvan Muller. Ehrlacher also owes the title to his uncle.
Family duel in the WTCR
Muller was also at the start for Lynk & Co, finishing the season in fourth. He has been touring car champion four times. It was not even planned that he would still drive at the age of 52. The resignation was already a done deal, “but then came the incredibly exciting and good project from Lynk & Co,” recalls Muller.
Engstler becomes junior master
Ehrlacher has been part of the world’s touring car elite since 2017. He’s been the man to beat for two years.
Someone who still wants to do that comes from Germany. Luca Engstler did not experience the best season with 15th place overall. But he still received an award – as the best junior driver in the 23-strong field. The Hyundai driver almost won on the Nordschleife.
His conclusion: “The season started very well, but then we noticed very quickly where we really stood. Taking this title with you now is very good – especially with the German TCR title. ”
The 2022 season starts on April 9 in Most, Czech Republic.