Mattias Ekström was crowned PURE ETCR’s King of the Weekend for the first time after a dominant victory in Race SP in DHL SuperFinal B at MotorLand Aragón.
CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport driver Ekström led virtually the entire distance after starting well, pulling out a two-second gap over polesitter Jean-Karl Vernay’s Hyundai Veloster N ETCR by half-distance and maintaining it over the remainder of the seven-lap race.
His win ensured that he overhauled DHL SuperFinal A winner Augusto Farfus – Vernay’s team-mate – for status as King of the Weekend and TAG Heuer Most Valuable Driver and also moved into the series lead by 22 points over Vernay.
Romeo Ferraris-M1RA’s Oli Webb completed his best PURE ETCR weekend yet with third place in DHL SuperFinal B while CUPRA’s Dániel Nagy and Hyundai’s John Filippi were fourth and fifth.
Luca Filippi – one of two drivers in Pool B still in with a chance of being crowned King of the Weekend – did not make the grid; a loose connector meaning his Giulia ETCR would not start. He began several laps behind and did not complete enough laps to be classified as a finisher.
CUPRA were the winning manufacturer for the weekend to increase their lead in the standings.
DHL SuperFinal B results