Regularly on the final podium or fighting for the title, Jean-Karl Vernay has lived a season without, like the last meeting of the FIA ETCR 2022.

Between a car that was one step below the competition, punctures, mechanical breakdowns, questionable strategy and other problems, the season of the Lyonnais was not a long quiet river. When the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR came back into the game after a constant progression, it was bad luck that got involved.

Jay-Kay” did not hesitate to put himself and his teammates first, helping Hyundai Motorsport to a second place finish in the FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup Manufacturers’ standings.

For the rest, the DE Race at the Sachsenring was a reflection of the season. After struggling in qualifying, Jean-Karl helped secure a one-two finish for the team alongside Nicky Catsburg in the quarterfinals. Combative as always, he battled at the front for a long time before finishing fifth in semi-final 2.

“The DE race was like the year in general, very hard from start to finish,” concluded Jean-Karl, “It’s a regret because after qualifying the car was really good and I enjoyed racing here. The ETCR season is over but it’s not impossible that I do one or two freelances in WTCR to help the team.”

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2022 FIA ETCR Drivers’ Standings
After round 6

1.​ Adrien Tambay 535
2.​ Mattias Ekström 488
3.​ Tom Blomqvist 434
4.​ Maxime Martin 421
5. ​Mikel Azcona 408
6.​ Bruno Spengler 306
7.​ Norbert Michelisz 293
8.​ Jean-Karl Vernay 254
9.​ Jordi Gené 223
10. ​Giovanni Venturini 214
11.​ Nicky Catsburg 188
12. ​Luca Filippi 181
13. ​Kevin Ceccon 72

2022 FIA ETCR Manufacturers’ Standings
After round 6

1. ​Cupra 1076
2. ​Hyundai Motorsport N 746
3.​ Romeo Ferraris 732