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Jan Magnussen wins Falkenberg finale to claim points lead

Jan Magnussen took home the final race of TCR Denmark’s weekend visit to Sweden, winning the Falkenberg finale.

Magnussen shared the front row of the grid with Kasper Jensen after scoring the highest points aggregate across the preceding two races, with the pair duly slotting into first and second at the start.

From there, Magnussen was able to control proceedings up front to eventually win by five seconds aboard his Auto Lounge Racing Cupra León Competición.

Jensen, meanwhile, came under hard pressure from third-placed Nicolai Sylvest in the second half of the race, with the Green Development Cupra eventually slipping past the GMB Motorsport-run Honda on lap 17.

Jensen then suffered heartbreak just a few laps from home when he picked up a puncture and retired, with a similar fate striking Philip Lindberg almost simultaneously.

That promoted Race 2 winner Mike Halder to third, with Kevin Engman and Michael Markussen completing the top five.

Marius Solberg Hansen (Audi) finished sixth, Silas Rytter took seventh in the series’ sole Hyundai i30 N TCR, and Anton Bergström was eighth in his Audi.

Michelle Halder (Honda) and René Povlsen (Audi) rounded out the top ten.

Magnussen has claimed to the top of the drivers’ standings on 149 points, eight ahead of Halder, with Engman in third place, four points further behind. Reigning champion Jensen meanwhile has dropped from first to sixth.

The TCR Denmark race will be held on August 5-6 at the Copenhagen Grand Prix.