Ekström charges to top of the timesheets in Race DK practice

Mattias Ekström made a perfect start to PURE ETCR Race DK as he set the fastest time in practice on the streets of Copenhagen for CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport.

After being drawn in Pool A earlier in the day, the Swede was one of six driver who took part in Free Practice A, which was held on a warm evening in the Danish capital and set the pace in 1m09.153s to put himself 1.9 seconds clear of his nearest rival.

Romeo Ferraris-M1RA driver Philipp Eng, who is making his series debut this weekend, paced the later Free Practice B, held in darkness, and was 0.339s slower than Ekström on combined times and, but equally dominant over his session rivals.

Overall Oli Webb made it two Giulia ETCRs in the top three with Jean-Karl Vernay – second in the points – the best-placed Hyundai Motorsport N driver in fourth. Jordi Gené (CUPRA) and Augusto Farfus (Hyundai completed the top six).

The first points of the weekend will be awarded in Round 1, which gets underway at 0805 CET tomorrow morning.

Combined practice times

1 Ekstrom  1m09.153s

2 Eng      1m09.494s

3 Webb     1m11.074s

4 Vernay   1m11.167s

5 Gene     1m11.206s

6 Farfus    1m11.416s

7 J.Filippi 1m11.566s

8 Chilton   1m11.717s

9 Azcona    1m11.969s

10 L.Filippi 1m12.349s

11 Nagy     1m12.452s

12 Baptista 1m13.695s

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