Round 5: Pau Highlights

Added on 20 Oct 2021



Catch all the action from an electrifying final round of the ETCR season at Pau.

Mattias Ekström is the first-ever PURE ETCR King of the Season after the most dramatic possible climax to the season in a DHL SuperFinal B at Pau-Arnos E-Circuit that was won by chief title rival Jean-Karl Vernay.

The Swede started on pole position for CUPRA X Zengo Motorsport knowing that just a fifth-place finish would be enough to make him the winner of the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car title.

But his title dreams appeared to be in tatters after he collided with fellow front-row starter Philipp Eng at the first corner, sustaining a puncture and spinning at high speed in front of the pack.

While Eng retired in the pits with the damage sustained, the CUPRA mechanics were able to replace the tyre and investigate damage to the underside of Ekström’s car.

Satisfied, they sent him back out, knowing that simply taking the chequered flag would be enough to secure the title.


Episode titleRound 5: Pau Highlights
Episode number13
Date added20 October 2021
Run time44:00
CategoryRacing coverage

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