Lynk & Co, a brand in the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, and Cyan Racing, the reigning World Champions of touring car racing, are teaming up in a joint performance vehicle development programme with the Lynk & Co 03 TCR racing car.

“The fusion between Lynk & Co and Cyan Racing will form the spearhead of our automotive performance debut. The combination of Lynk & Co’s challenge of auto industry conventions and Cyan Racing’s vast motorsport and performance experience are two key elements in this unique cooperation,” said Victor Yang, Vice-President of Communications at Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.

The first step will start in 2019 when Lynk & Co Cyan Racing will enter the FIA World Touring Car Cup which already has global brands such as Audi, Alfa Romeo, Honda, Hyundai, Peugeot, SEAT and Volkswagen.

Closely connected to the motorsport programme will be a joint performance vehicle development project. A 500-bhp high-performance concept road car, named the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan, will be built as Cyan Racing’s interpretation of a TCR race car for the road. The concept car will be the first step towards an extended performance offer.

”Our ambition as a racing team is to reclaim our World Title and explore new ways of automotive performance together with Lynk & Co. We will utilise our experience from past performance road car projects in combination with the vast data that we will gain from the racing programme through thousands and thousands of laps on racing circuits all over the world in extreme conditions,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Cyan Racing.

Thed Bjork, Sweden’s first World Champion of racing, unveiled the all-new Lynk & Co 03 TCR race car, developed by Geely Group Motorsport, during an exclusive event at Fuji Raceway in Japan. The Swede will drive one of the cars for Cyan Racing in 2019.

“To once again aim for the World Title when starting my seventh season with Cyan Racing is a dream coming true. Especially combined with this ground-breaking cooperation with Lynk & Co that will include the development of a high-performance concept road car is nothing less than amazing,” said Bjork.

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