The first Lynk & Co 03 TCR has arrived in Australia after completing its voyage from Sweden to the Ashley Seward Motorsport workshop in Dandenong, Victoria.
The car is an ex-Cyan Racing chassis, previously raced in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, and has received an extensive rebuild ahead of its Australian racing debut at Phillip Island next month.
The 03 TCR will be raced in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series by recent category debutant Tom Oliphant. The British Touring Car Championship race winner claimed two top five finishes in the first round at Symmons Plains and sits fifth in the standings.
The car will be prepared at the ASM workshop ahead of a test day at Phillip Island later this month.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic to have taken delivery of our Lynk & Co 03 TCR ahead of Round 2 at Phillip Island,” ASM, Team Owner Ashley Seward.
“On first impression, we’re blown away by the car. It’s built like a tank and features exceptional craftsmanship. We’re really excited to get to work on preparing it for Lynk & Co’s track debut down under.
“We have a test day lined up later in the month where we’ll put the car through its paces and get Tom (Oliphant) accustomed to the new machinery. We’ve got some fantastic support from our partners at Autoglym, and we can’t wait to unveil a fresh new livery as we get closer to the event
The car will test in its current plain look before receiving an updated livery with major backing from Autoglym.
Established in 2016, Lynk & Co has quickly grown as an innovative and disruptive brand in the global automotive industry. The brand plans to enter the Australian car industry in coming years.
Lynk & Co has enjoyed international success in TCR, winning back-to-back WTCR drivers’ titles with French driver Yann Ehrlacher in 2020 and 2021, and also achieving a hat-trick of Teams’ Championships from 2019-2021.
Round 2 of Supercheap Auto TCR Australia takes place at Phillip Island from 12-14 May.