PURE ETCR – Vallelunga – 06/18/2021 – For the very first round of the PURE ETCR in Vallelunga (Italy), Hyundai Motorsport took several victories in very competitive races. With the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, Augusto Farfus scored the first win in the history of the PURE ETCR in the first round and Jean-Karl Vernay won the Super Final B.
The innovative format of the PURE ETCR offers competitors numerous opportunities to score points throughout the weekend sessions. After being split into two pools, drivers competed in Saturday’s Battle Rounds in 7-lap sprint races.
In Pool B, Jean-Karl Vernay took the win in Round 2 on Saturday and set the second fastest time in his Round 3 time trial on Sunday. The final grid allowed Vernay to start the Super Final B in first position, a position he held until the checkered flag.
Jean-Karl Vernay (Hyundai Veloster N ETCR #69): “In the end, we can be very happy with our weekend in Vallelunga. I am second in the championship and the team scored a lot of points this weekend. Given our start on Saturday, it was difficult to do better. Now we need to focus on developing the car and improving our performance. The competition is very strong, so our goal must be to have the perfect weekend in Aragón.”