Pure ETCR first season is about to end. The journey so far has been incredible with Mikel Azcona and Mattias Ekström as one of the biggest star, with also, Rodrigo Baptista. However, this one has been left out of the battle after the Swede’s great performance in Pool B Battle during Pau-Arnos weekend at friday.
Now, before that point, Azcona had his time to shine with an amazing performance totally necessary on track in Pool A Battle to obtain the best result. In addition, his teammate, Dániel Nagy, opened the door and gave up his position, knowing that the team’s goals are above everything else. However, his skill behind the steering wheel has led him to be in the stellar battle.
To give more excitement and adrenaline to the championship, the leader of Pure ETCR opening season is another teammate, Ekström, leaving the cards on the table for a great fight that will define the first champion next sunday, probably with one of them as King of the Weekend. However, he really can’t (no way) dismiss the rest of the candidates who have the opportunity to be champions.
Friday’s session had a touch of nervousness. Even when Azcona’s level was outstanding, in the free practice before the Battle, Oli Webb (Giulia by Romeo Ferraris) was faster than him, just by 0.082 seconds, leaving the expectation on top because the CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport man had to race with steady hand to dominate, and it has been so far.
Pool B Battle was an authentic heart attack fight that left out one of the five candidates for the title: Rodrigo Baptista. Now, the fight will be on fire between Mikel Azcona, Mattias Ekströs, Jean-Karl Vernay and Philipp Eng.
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Without a doubt, the first 100% electric touring car series has exceeded expectations and aims to be even better in the next edition. On the other hand, regarding the fight for the title, prior to the weekend in Pau-Arnos, Azcona shares his opinion about who could be the champion.
“(It will be) A CUPRA driver certainly. I hope it’s me, but at the same time Mattias is very strong and is leading the points, so if I can’t win, I hope it’s him. It’s quite strange to be battling against a driver that I’ve never actually raced against this year. We share a car so it’s not possible to be drawn in the same Pool. If I could race against him then I’m sure I could take some points away from him, but that’s not possible. If he has a problem with his car, it probably affects me too, but we’ve been very reliable all year, so I hope that continues”.
Writte by | Ronald Ortega