Mattias Ekstrom has hailed his Cupra Racing team after being crowned the inaugural Pure ETCR champion following a dramatic showdown at Pau-Arnos in France.
Mattias Ekstrom and CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport became the inaugural Pure ETCR champions in a brutal season finale at Pau-Arnos in France.
Cupra Racing’s Mikel Azcona believes he can challenge for the WTCR crown after finishing in second place in the second race at Most, just 24 hours after wrapping up the TCR Europe title.
Norbert Michelisz and Nestor Girolami made it ten different winners from ten rounds as the World Touring Car Cup paid its first visit to Most in the Czech Republic.
Mikel Azcona believes his TCR Europe championship bid is helping his World Touring Car Cup performances, as he plans to compete in both on the same weekend – in different countries – next month.
Versatility is proving vital to Mattias Ekstrom’s Pure ETCR championship challenge as he spearheads Cupra’s programmes in both the electric touring car series and the off-road Extreme E.
Cupra driver Mikel Azcona hailed an “amazing” weekend after claiming two WTCR podiums and victory in Pure ETCR at his Zengo Motorsport squad’s home circuit of the Hungaroring.
Santiago Urrutia became the eighth different race winner from eight races in the 2021 World Touring Car Cup with victory at the Hungaroring, leaving him level on points with fellow Lynk & Co driver and reigning champion Yann Ehrlacher at the top of the standings.
The FIA World Touring Car Cup has added three new venues to cap off the 2021 season, with the final round now set to take place at the Sochi Autodrom in November.
Pure ETCR series leader Mattias Ekstrom believes the inaugural champion will be a driver and team that performs consistently well in all environments.
Philipp Eng scored victory on his Pure ETCR debut on the streets of Copenhagen to head a highly-emotional one-two finish for Romeo Ferraris-M1RA.
Frederic Vervisch won the second World Touring Car Cup race from pole at Aragon, while Gabriele Tarquini scored his first win in two years in the opening contest.
Mikel Azcona expects racing a traditional internal combustion engine touring car and an electric tin top on the same weekend to provide a “great challenge”.
Rob Huff opened his FIA World Touring Car Cup points account for the season despite a speed deficit to his rivals being “out of his hands” in Estoril.
Attila Tassi saved Honda’s blushes to score his first World Touring Car Cup victory after a loose bonnet cost Tiago Monteiro what had looked like a certain home win at Estoril.
Tiago Monteiro seemed destined to win the World Touring Car Championship last year, until a huge testing crash halted his charge. After early whispers of a swift racing return, he recounts his arduous (and incomplete) road to recovery.
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