Hyundai Motorsport Review: PURE ETCR round 2 - Aragón.
- Hyundai Motorsport has enjoyed another successful weekend in PURE ETCR, taking more victories in the second round at MotorLand Aragón
- Jean-Karl Vernay, Augusto Farfus, John Filippi and Tom Chilton each topped the classification in one of their Rounds with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR
- After a strong weekend the team has maintained second place in the manufacturers’ standings, trailing the lead by just 41 points
Hyundai Motorsport enjoyed more success at the second round of the PURE ETCR season, which took place at MotorLand Aragón this weekend, in which the team significantly increased its points haul.
Each of the team’s four drivers topped their classification with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR during the three-day event. After winning his head-to-head Battle in Round 2, Augusto Farfus went on to set the second fastest time in Pool A’s time trial session.
Starting on the front row start for Round 4’s Super Final, the Brazilian driver was able to put the leader under pressure for several laps. An expert move enabled him to claim the lead of the race on the run down to the first corner. Competition for the win remained fierce for the rest of the race, but ultimately it was a strong victory for Farfus.
Joining him in Pool A for a second consecutive weekend was teammate Tom Chilton, who also claimed victory in his Round 2 Battle. Brake issues in Round 3 prevented him from putting in a representative lap, which compromised his starting position for the Super Final. The British driver elected to save his Power Up boost until the end of the final race, but narrowly missed out on third place after a drag race across the finish line.
In Pool B, John Filippi took an early victory in his first Battle round, seeing off two incredibly strong drivers in the process. He qualified sixth in Round 3’s time trial for Super Final B, but managed to gain two places to move up to fourth on the first lap. A closely-fought race followed, and the French driver lost out on a position while racing door-to-door to finish fifth.
His teammate Jean-Karl Vernay finished second in his Round 1 Battle, but was unable to start the second on Saturday due to a broken driveshaft. The issue was quickly resolved, enabling Vernay to claim pole position with an impressive lap time in his Veloster N ETCR. He initially managed to maintain his position at the start, but fell to second on the next lap.