The two-time DTM Champion and 2016 King of the FIA World Rallycross gave an encore of successes to the Cupra in Spain, in the weekend of sharing the track with the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
Ekstrom, who returned to racing this year after a stop, had already taken the lead in the heats of the first two days, winning at the end of the event on Sunday evening.
He started very well in the Super Final, overtook poleman Jean-Karl Vernay and quickly gained 2 “over the Frenchman’s Hyundai, thus managing the advantage in the 7 laps of the race that saw him triumph under the checkered flag.
In this way, the Cupra X driver Zengo Motorsport triumphed with a 22-point margin over Vernay, while his teammate Jordi Gené finished third.
Mattias Ekstrom, Pure ETCR
Photo by: Pure ETCR
Having raced at a very high level in Touring, Ekstrom admitted that he is having a great time, hoping that other manufacturers will join the series.
“I had a great weekend and I’m very happy, apart from my qualifying lap which was a bit too conservative – said the Swede – It’s a pity Luca Filippi wasn’t there in the Super Final, but he had a problem. I was curious to understand how the battle between us would go. “
“I honestly didn’t expect the Pure ETCR to like it so much, but every weekend it grows more and more. I would be happy for other drivers and manufacturers to join us, the concept is really nice and I think we have shown it with a lot of action on the track. “
The championship will now stop in Denmark on the 2.4km city track set up in Copenhagen (6-8 August), where the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix has been held since 2013.