Four-time WTCC champions, Yvan Muller, returns to the competition to assault the WTCR with the current champion Thed Bjork.
Muller was the WTCC champion with more victories, concretely 48. French driver retired the last season in 2016, at the same time that Citroën (his team). Then, he was Volvo development driver and advisory of the Polestar team. The four-time tourism world champion has decided to participate all the season of WTCR. He will compete with a Hyundai i30 N TCR for his team, Yvan Muller Racing, and his teammate will be Bjork.
“My goal is a bit different than in the past,” said Muller. I have done my career and my focus now is on the team and our development rather than outright results. I am pleased to have Thed involved, he trusts me and I trust him. There is no doubt that he is a great driver, I know because I spent the season with him last year.”
Bjork commented: “I am excited to be back for the 2018 season, especially with Yvan. We had a great cooperation last year. To race together with him in the new regulations is truly motivating and inspiring We have a lot of new things to learn and the competition is hard, but my goal is always to win.”
Muller is competing with tourism for 20 years. His return is because of the new rules, which promote driving.