Augusto Farfus triumphed for Hyundai Motorsport N in DHL SuperFinal A to put himself in prime position to be crowned King of the Weekend at PURE ETCR’s Race SP at MotorLand Aragón.
A thrilling battle between the Brazilian and overnight Pool A leader Mikel Azcona ended just beyond the halfway mark when contact between the Hyundai and the CUPRA e-Racer resulted in Azcona ending up in the gravel and out of the race at Turn 3.
Prior to that, the pair had come close to contact on the start/finish straight just seconds earlier as their battle intensified.
“The whole race was a battle, said Farfus.” It’s a good result and I’m very pleased with the first SuperFinal victory.”
After Azcona’s retirement – which ensured he would finish Race SP at the bottom of the Pool A standings – it was the turn of Stefano Coletti to attack Farfus for the victory.
The Romeo Ferraris-M1RA driver snatched the lead at the hairpin on the penultimate lap, but lost momentum on the corner exit and spun out three turns later, hitting Jordi Gené’s CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport e-Racer and causing the Spaniard front-end damage in the process.
Coletti was later disqualified for causing a collision in a yellow-flag zone and penalised 10 championship points, but reminded of his right to appeal the decision.
In among all of this, Coletti’s team-mate Rodrigo Baptista slipped through to second to complete an all-Brazilian one-two while Gené beat Tom Chilton’s Hyundai to third by one tenth of a second.
Gené has moved into a temporary lead of the series as a result, one point ahead of Baptista and three ahead of Azcona with DHL SuperFinal B still to come.
Mattias Ekström and Luca Filippi are now the only two drivers that can defeat Farfus for King of the Weekend honours.