Lada announced at the end of 2016 the closing of your program
official in the WTCC, although the fruit of the collaboration of all the parties,
agreed to to maintain her three Lada Vesta TC1 in competition in private hands.
Although the conversations have happened with a great
stealth, it appears that the three Lada Vesta have an owner. At least, that is what
it follows the announcement of the French team RC Motorsport, a structure that has
enrolled two of the three Russian cars. In addition, the first of them already has
owner since Yann Ehrlacher debut with one of these Lada Vesta in the WTCC.
Yann Ehrlacher competed in the European Le Mans Series for 2016, in his first international program after playing different national championships in France. All in all, this young pilot of 20 years arrives to the contest advised by an old acquaintance of the WTCC, the whole time that Yann Ehrlacher is the nephew of Yvan Muller, four times champion of the World of passenger Cars. All in all, the young French hoped to complete a good role in the championship and it has already started its preparation with RC Motorsport, testing the Lada Vesta TC1 in the layout of Magny Cours.
“This is an incredible opportunity for me and I really can’t believe that is happening. I’ve been really impressed with the car during testing and the team works very hard to get ready for it” has explained Yann Ehlacher after confirming your programme in the WTCC. For his part, it is expected that RC Motorsport will announce its second driver in the coming weeks, while it is assumed that the third Lada Vesta TC1 will be aligned by Gabriele Tarquini in an effort to separate private. All in all, the Vesta of Ehlacher is the first car confirmed for the next season of the WTCC.