To know who will be the first Pure ETCR champion is almost done, because after Saturday’s action at Pau-Arnos, Mattias Ekström was amazing on track, and demostrating his favouritism as the candidate to be the first category 100% electric touring car series champions.
In Group B Round 2, the Swedish driver showed all his skill behind the steering wheel without give any inch to his rival, Jordi Gené, who behind Ekström was the perfect teammate to given the goals he has for the championship, sacrificing his candidacy to be crowned as Champion in Pau-Arnos.
This means that only three drivers left in the race for absolute glory (Ekström, Mikel Azcona and Jean-Karl Vernay). On the other hand, Cupra’s Spaniard also dominated in Group A Round 2 to continue to pressure his teammate. However, the Swede is the one who has the best possible to be the king.
Ekström only needs to finish fifth in DHL SuperFinal B to make history in this new electrified vehicle series, who will start from pole position after leading Time Trial B on his first lap on the track with a time of 1: 26.187, to be faster than Phillip Eng aboard his Romeo Ferraris -M1RA Giulia ETCR, who stopped the timer 0.091 seconds behind the Swede.
Vernay and Azcona need a practically perfect Sunday if they want to snatch the title from Ekström, in fact, a retirement would be ideal for them. The Swede has 273 points, the French has 244 points, while the Spanish closes the contenders title trio with 238 points.
About Pure ETCR
PURE ETCR is the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand, touring car series, and gives the world’s largest and most-recognisable brands the chance to fight for an official electric Manufacturers’ title. Underpinning this all-new race series is a forward-thinking technical concept, set out by ETCR creators WSC Group, aimed at showing off the most extraordinary performance elements of the world’s fastest-accelerating touring cars and creating exciting on-track battles.
Written by | Ronald Ortega