Muller: Ehrlacher’s WTCR title the priority, not winning in 2020
Yvan Muller kept up his remarkable record of winning races in every full FIA World Touring Car season he’s contested with victory in Race 2 at MotorLand Aragón Sunday – but said afterwards that his nephew and team-mate Yann Erhlacher’s WTCR title meant much more to him.
Muller’s triumph also ensured that he has finished in the top three in all but one of his 14 seasons – his first in 2006 – in either the FIA World Touring Car Championship or WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
“Winning was not my priority, I could have won one at Budapest, but I gave that to Yann,” said the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co legend, who placed runner-up to Ehrlacher in the title table after 16 2020 WTCR races. “My target was to help make Yann the world champion and he is now. When I came to see François Ribeiro [WTCR promoter] when Yann was 17 years old I said you should put some money on him because he will be world champion, and now he is.”
Of his Race 2 victory, Muller said: “I made a good start, then I pushed hard for five laps, then I said. ‘OK, keep cool a bit’. Then there was the safety car so I lost everything. But I had some tyre left so it was OK.”