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Kasper Jensen wins first Copenhagen street race

Honda driver Kasper Jensen won the first TCR Denmark series race of the weekend at the Copenhagen street circuit.

The reigning champion started second and claimed the lead at the start from pole sitter and Peugeot driver Michael Markussen.

The Massive Motorsport driver soon made a mistake however and dropped two places behind Markussen and points leader Jan Magnussen.

The safety car was called into action on the third lap as Cupra driver Magnussen made a mistake and hit the wall, retiring from the race.

The race resumed on lap seven, with Jensen launching an attack on Markussen one lap later to claim the lead.

The Copenhagen walls claimed its second victim on lap eight, with Alfa Romeo driver Jacob Mathiassen retiring from the race after making a mistake.

Jensen won the race just six tenths ahead of Markussen Racing driver Markussen.

LM Motorsport driver Nicolai Sylvest crossed the finishing line in third ahead of the Peugeot team-mates Gustav Birch and Casper Elgaard.

Johnny Vejlebo finished sixth ahead of Louise Frost and Kenn Bach.

Magnussen still holds the points lead on 149, with Jensen second on 110 and Elgaard third on 104.

The second race starts at 08:55 CEST tomorrow.