Five famous WTCR line-ups
Confirmation that Thed Björk and Santiago Urrutia will be WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup team-mates once more in 2022 continues a partnership that began in 2020 and has so far delivered four wins and 11 podiums for Cyan Performance Lynk & Co.
Here are five more famous WTCR partnerships:
Yann Ehrlacher and Yvan Muller:
After representing Cyan Performance Lynk & Co and Cyan Racing Lynk & Co respectively in 2019, nephew and uncle were united under the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co banner in 2020, the year of Ehrlacher’s first of two WTCR title triumphs. As a duo, the flying Frenchmen have claimed five victories and 12 podium placings.
Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri:
Friends, countrymen and team-mates, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport’s Honda-powered Argentine aces have been together since 2019 and are one of the WTCR’s most successful pairings with 13 wins and 16 podiums.
Gilles Magnus and Frédéric Vervisch (pictured):
Magnus and Vervisch formed the perfect all-Belgian partnership at Comtoyou Team Audi Sport in 2021 with Magnus playing a crucial role in Vervisch finishing runner-up in the title chase. That was after Vervisch was wingman to Magnus as the latter secured his first WTCR victory in Hungary last August.
Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini:
Kings of WTCR in 2019 and 2018 respectively, the Michelisz and Tarquini alliance might be over following Tarquini’s retirement from full-time driving, but it remains the stuff of legend courtesy of 15 wins and 21 podiums over four fantastic seasons.
Tiago Monteiro and Attila Tassi:
Monteiro and Tassi teamed up for the 2019 season – Monteiro’s first full campaign back in action following his recovery from serious head and neck injuries. Arguably their best season together was 2021, their last for ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport before their switch to LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler, when they both took race wins in their Goodyear-equipped Honda Civics.