Cupra pages third winning in a row in the electric race series Pure Etcr

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Two races, two victories! This is the previously impeccable balance of Cupra in the purely electric racing series Pure Etcr. After the successes in Vallelunga and Aragon is the motto for the Team Zengő Motorsport X Cupra in Copenhagen: all good things are three. From 6. till 8. August is the racing series for fully electrically powered touring cars as part of the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in the Danish capital.

A spectacle is programmed when up to 500 kW (680 hp) strong electric cars on the narrow city course in Bellahøj Park start. Cupra Pilot Mattias EkstrOm travels after his victory in Aragon as a leader in the drivers. In the manufacturer’s rating Cupra is also at the top.

“It will be a weekend with all new challenges for all involved, as we go to Copenhagen for the first time with the Cupra E-Racer on a city course. The grip level is lower than on a permanent racetrack and there are hardly expiration zones. The guardrails do not forgive errors. There are only little data on the route, but the problem has all teams and we prepare ourselves as ever meticulously on the race. Free training will be extremely important to optimize the setup.”- Xavi Serra, Head of Cupra Racing

A “lucky charm” of the team Zengő Motorsport X Cupra will not be there in Copenhagen: Dr. Werner Tietz. After the Executive Board for research and development at Seat and Cupra with the season opener in Vallelunga and the Cupra home game in Aragon live on the track, he will for the first time in the Pure Etcr from afar to press the thumbs up. “It was exciting to see the victories of Mikel Azcona and Mattias EkstrOm live on-site,” says Tietz. The team has developed with the Cupra E-Racer “A fantastic car.”

Tietz holds great pieces on the new racing series Pure ETCR: “Innovation and competition are firmly anchored in the brand core and we have already proven that electrification and performance fit together perfectly. Racing series such as the Pure Etcr enable us to unite the two values to initiate a new era of motorsport. Here we collect important insights for series production, and victories are the largest reward for our hard work.”

History is in Denmark on modernity: The Pure Etcr takes place as part of the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix – a traditional event, which was launched 20 years ago. Prince Joachim to Denmark is a regular participant of the event. Around 200 race cars from various motorsport epochs go to the start in different classes.

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The 2.4-kilometer city course is located in Bellahøj Park, about five kilometers northwest of the center of Copenhagen. At the track layout, the long full throttle lines and the narrow harassment, which the four Cupra driver Mikel Azcona, Mattias EkstrOm, Jordi Gene and Dániel Nagy must master Nagy in the fully electric Cupra E-Racer.

“As usual in a city class, there is a lot of bounding walls and it will be fantastic to pass through full throttle in the Cupra E-Racer,” says Mattias EkstrOm. “As a rule, there are many ground waves on such routes, so we have a good setup in the dampers and suspension. This will be one of the main factors that decide on victory and defeat.”

The two-time DTM champion EkstrOm travels the first to Denmark in the driver’s state. After two out of five runs, the 43-year-old has a lead of 22 points on the second-placed Jean-Karl Vernay. “I always go to the start to win. As currently overall leaders, the pressure lies with the other drivers, “says EkstrOm. “I will not fight for the victory for the victory.”

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In addition to the race, the weekend in Copenhagen will be a special for EkstrOm for another reason: “My Son Mats will accompany me for the first time. This will be an exciting adventure for us both, “says the Swede on the support of his 10-year-old sprout. “Mats are very interested in motorsport, but preferably, if he becomes tennis player, because the cheaper is”, adds EkstrOm with a wide grin.

The ETCR is on expansion course

While the Pure Etcr has successfully started the premiere season, the responsible persons are already working on the expansion of the concept. From 2022, the ETCR should be extended analogously to the model in the national TCR racing series to expand motorsport with electrically powered touring cars on customer sports level.

The World Sporting Consulting (WSC) and the TCR Euro Series plan in the coming year the introduction of ETCR Europe as a second racing series for fully electrically powered touring cars next to the Pure Etcr. The starting signal is scheduled to take place in November 2022 as part of the season finals of TCR Europe.

Subsequently, series should be launched in Africa, Asia, America and the Middle East. Among other things, the preparations for ETCR Asia are far prioritized, but were currently being spent through the Coronapandemie. The planned start in 2023 is currently open. As in the TCR, customer teams should have the opportunity to acquire the electrically powered emergency vehicles from manufacturers and to use in the racing series. Cupra also plans this for the e-racer.

Fight for the title “King of the Weekend” in Denmark

The Pure Etcr weekend in Copenhagen starts with the free training on Friday. Continue on Saturday with the “Battles”, before the positions for the two final superfinals are extended on Sunday during time trial. In these fight the drivers around the title “King of the Weekend”.

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Who can not track the races live on-site, has the opportunity to access the transfers on TV or to the Livestream: The Pure EtCR is currently being broadcast in 159 countries. In Germany, Eurosport transfers on its pay TV channel EuroSport 2 and streams in the EuroSport Player.

Racing calendar of Pure Etcr 2021

  • 18. – 20. June: Pure Etcr Italy, Vallementa, winner: Mikel Azcona (Cupra)
  • 9. – 11. July: Pure Etcr Spain, Motorland Aragon, Winner: Mattias EkstrOm (Cupra)
  • 6. – 8th. August: Pure Etcr Denmark, Copenhagen, Bellahøj Park
  • 21. – 22. August: Pure Etcr Hungary, Hungaroring
  • 16. – 17. October: Pure Etcr South Korea, Inje Speedium
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