Mike Halder and Malte Ebdrup claims one Jyllandsringen win each

Mike Halder and Malte Ebdrup claimed one win each in Race 2 and Race 3 of the TCR Denmark weekend at Jyllandsringen.

The second race saw Jacob Wunderov starting from the reversed grid pole ahead of Philip Lindberg who initially was set to start first.

But Wunderov was raised to pole as Cupra León VZ TCR driver Michael Markussen was excluded from sixth place in Race 1 as his “right and left rims were too wide, extending beyond the fenders”.

Honda driver Ebdrup jumped the start as the lights went out, claiming the lead from sixth place on the grid.

The junior driver soon received two penalty rounds, dropping him down to sixth place from the lead.

This handed over the lead to TPR Motorsport driver Halder who made a strong first part of the race, having fought his way up to second place on lap three.

There was contact between Gustav Birch (Honda) and Silas Rytter (Hyundai) as the duo fought for fifth place. Birch was handed a penalty round which dropped him down to finish sixth while Insight Racing driver Rytter could continue to finish third.

Halder won the second race in style, five seconds ahead of title rival Jensen and eight seconds ahead of Rytter.

Edbrup fought back to finish fourth ahead of Birch and Lindberg.

Race 3

Jensen started from pole for the third and final race ahead of Halder and Ebdrup.

Honda driver Jensen claimed the lead as the lights went out while his RaceGroup team-mate Ebdrup challenged Halder for second place.

Halder managed to stay ahead and quickly reeled in Jensen for an intense fight for the lead.

Halder threw his car on the inside of Jensen at the S-Curve and the two made contact, with Jensen going wide onto the grass and dropped down to third behind Ebdrup.

Halder extended his lead until he was hit with a penalty round which dropped him behind Ebdrup.

Halder gained slightly on the junior driver but could not get close enough.

Instead it was Ebdrup who claimed his maiden TCR Denmark win, just below one second ahead of Halder.

Jensen was a distant third, with Rytter in fourth ahead of René Povlsen and Birch.

Halder, who questioned the penalty for his move for the lead after the race, heads the standings on 174 points, with Jensen second on 167 points.

The next TCR Denmark race takes place at Rudskogen in Norway on June 8-9.