The 2020 WTCR season, as in so many other championships, has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The problems derived from the health crisis forced Eurosport Events to turn a global campaign into a 100% European season, with six appointments and a double event at MotorLand Aragón due to the delays in the remodeling of Adria. Be that as it may, the show offered by the twenty TCRs that have competed regularly in the series has been very high, a show that has also been repeatedly completed by the ‘wild cards’ that have joined the championship in each event.
And among all these drivers and cars that have competed in WTCR throughout the compact 2020 season, Frenchman Yann Ehrlacher has stood out above all. However, the 24-year-old has become the youngest FIA Touring Car World Champion by taking the title at age 24. In this aspect, Ehrlacher has had a brilliant season with three wins and a total of six podiums that have been worth to him to add 234 points. Almost 40 points behind the young French rider, his uncle Yvan Muller finished, confirming the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co. team title.
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Beyond the title of Yann Ehrlacher and Lynk & Co, the WTCR has had other main players in 2020. Without going any further, Esteban Guerrieri has been a great alternative to the dominance of Cyan Racing, while Mikel Azcona has led the CUPRA León Competición to its first great successes in the series. Further, Gilles Magnus can boast of winning the ‘rookie’ of the year trophy as best rookie rider after getting on the podium four times during the year. For its part, Jean-Karl Vernay clinches the WTCR Trophy title, category reserved for pilots without factory support.