Hyundai Motorsport Preview ETCR round 2: Aragón.
- Hyundai Motorsport heads to the second round of the 2021 PURE ETCR season this weekend (8-11 July) on a mission to claim the lead of the manufacturers’ standings
- The team aims to build on its valuable experience from Vallelunga to challenge for victories in every Round and score as many points as possible in MotorLand Aragón
- Jean-Karl Vernay, John Filippi, Augusto Farfus and Tom Chilton will all battle for the King of the Weekend crown with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR.
Hyundai Motorsport heads to MotorLand Aragón for the second round of the 2021 PURE ETCR season on a mission to take the lead of the manufacturers’ standings and win the King of the Weekend crown.
Jean-Karl Vernay came close to that honour at the first round of the fully-electric touring car series in Vallelunga, topping the classifications in three of the weekend’s four Rounds and finishing second overall. John Filippi increasingly found pace with every session and ended the event as the second highest-scoring Hyundai Motorsport N driver.
Augusto Farfus won his first Battle Round with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR, and lined up on the front row of the Super Final A grid alongside teammate Tom Chilton in second. Both drivers were unfortunate to suffer separate on-track incidents that caused their retirement, with their positions in the drivers’ standings unrepresentative of the pace and performance they had shown during the weekend.
The team aims to build on this valuable experience from Vallelunga to ensure its drivers can fight for victory in every Round in Aragón. In the break between events, the team has been focused on finding gains to improve the overall performance of the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR package.
The second round of PURE ETCR takes place across four days on 8-11 July. The Draw on Thursday evening will split the drivers into their two Pools and determine the Battle groups for Round 1, held on Friday. The results of Round 1 decide the head-to-head Round 2 Battles for each Pool on Saturday. Round 3’s time trial takes place on Saturday evening and sees the cars head out one-by-one to try and set the fastest lap-time. This classification forms the grid for the Super Finals on Sunday.