King of the Weekend crown the target in Aragón
We head to MotorLand Aragón for the second round of the 2021 PURE ETCR season on a mission to take the lead of the manufacturers’ standings and win the King of the Weekend crown.
“We learned a great deal from the first round of PURE ETCR,” said our Director of Marketing and PR, Stefan Ph. Henrich. “Our focus heading to Aragón will be on fighting for wins in the Battles and Super Finals and scoring as many points as we can.”
Jean-Karl Vernay came close to the crown at the first round of the fully-electric touring car series in Vallelunga, topping the classifications in three of the weekend’s four Rounds and finishing second overall. John Filippi increasingly found pace with every session over the first weekend of the series, and ended the event as the second highest-scoring of our drivers.
“Vallelunga was a good first round for us,” said Jean-Karl. “Hopefully in Aragón we can start the Round 1 Battle in a better position and try to do the ‘Grand Slam’ and be first in all four Rounds.”
“I feel ready to take everything I’ve learned and put it into practice in Aragón,” commented John. “My target is to win my Battle Rounds and fight for victory in the Super Final.”
Augusto Farfus won his first Battle with our new Veloster N ETCR, and lined up on the front row of the Super Final A grid alongside teammate Tom Chilton in second. On-track incidents for both drivers left their positions in the drivers’ standings unrepresentative of the pace and performance they had shown during the weekend.
“In Vallelunga we showed strong pace with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR and I think we can approach this next event with a smile on our faces,” said Augusto.
“We all learned a lot from the first event and I look forward to using that experience to fight for wins in Aragón,” added Tom.
Our aim in Aragón is to build on the valuable experience from Vallelunga to ensure our drivers can fight for victory in every Round. In the break between events, we have been focused on finding gains to improve the overall performance of our Veloster N ETCR package.
“The team has been working hard to ensure the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR is an incredibly competitive package,” said Stefan. “We have four strong drivers in Jean-Karl, John, Augusto and Tom, with each of them capable of being crowned King of the Weekend in Spain.”
The second round of PURE ETCR at MotorLand Aragón takes place across four days on July 8-11.