Meet the contenders: Mattias Ekström

With just days to go until PURE ETCR season finale at Pau-Arnos E-Circuit, we reach the last of the five competitors who are battling to become the first-ever title winner of an all-electric, multi-brand touring car title; Mattias Ekström. The CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport driver holds a 29-point lead over Jean-Karl Vernay with 77 points…

Meet the contenders: Jean-Karl Vernay

For virtually the entire PURE ETCR season, Jean-Karl Vernay has been the closest rival in the Drivers’ standings to CUPRA’s series leader Mattias Ekström. With just one round to go, the Frenchman sits second in the table, 29 points away from Ekström with 77 on offer at Pau-Arnos E-Circuit in his home country. With just…

Meet the contenders: Mikel Azcona

Mikel Azcona made history at Vallelunga by winning the inaugural PURE ETCR event and is the only two-time King of the Weekend so far in the world’s first all-electric touring car series. Lying third in the Drivers’ Standings, 35 points behind CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport team-mate Mattias Ekström with 77 up for grabs, the Spaniard…

Meet the contenders: Jordi Gené

For Jordi Gené, the 2021 season has marked his full-time return to racing after a five-year absence – a large part of which was spent developing the prototype electric touring car to race in a series that would eventually be known as PURE ETCR. Unlike his team-mates Mattias Ekström and Mikel Azcona, the experienced Spaniard…

Meet the contenders: Rodrigo Baptista

The world’s first all-electric, multi-brand, touring car title will be won at Pau-Arnos E-Circuit next Sunday as the PURE ETCR field gathers for a spectacular five-way showdown. We sat down for a chat with each of the title contenders ahead of the finale to find out their thoughts on the season so far and on…