Birthdate : 07/04/1996
Racing is in the blood… Ehrlacher’s uncle is none other than four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller. His mother, Cathy, was a respected single-seater racer in her own right competing in Formula 3 and Formula 3000. She was pregnant with Yann when she won her final race.
Unconventional start: Skipping karts completely, Ehrlacher began racing in the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup in Germany before contesting the Mitjet 2L series with Yvan Muller Racing, winning the French championship in 2014. Title success in French Supertourisme followed before Ehrlacher joined the LMP3 ranks in the European Le Mans Series in 2016, driving a Ligier JS P3 for his uncle’s team and winning his class at Estoril.
Quick learner: Ehrlacher scored WTCC points on his second weekend in the championship in 2017 and was a winner eight races later, claiming a standout first place for RC Motorsport in Argentina.
The man who would be King: The following season Ehrlacher scored two wins in WTCR in an ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR and led the title standings after a highly impressive performance at WTCR Race of Netherlands. He joined the Lynk & Co-powered Cyan Racing for 2019 and became King of WTCR the following season on the back of three race wins.
Did you know? His father Yves is a former professional footballer who played 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), French Supertourisme Championship
2016: 8 (1 win), European Le Mans Series (Ligier JS P3)
2017: 10 (1 win), 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 Type R TCR)
2019: 9 (best result 2), WTCR (Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
2020: 1 (3 wins), WTCR (Lynk & Co 03 TCR)