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Kasper Jensen makes it a triple at Rudskogen

Kasper Jensen claimed the final two wins of the TCR Denmark race weekend at Rudskogen in Norway, making it a triple after yesterday’s Race 1 victory.

The races on Sunday were held in dry conditions in contrast to Saturday’s very wet first race.

The first race of today saw TPR Motorsport driver Mike Halder taking the lead while Jensen had to defend from Cupra driver Michael Markussen.

Jensen was able to keep ahead of Markussen while Halder crossed the finishing line first. But the joy was not to last for the German Honda driver who was handed a five-second penalty for exceeding track limits.

This handed the win to Jensen ahead of Markussen as Halder dropped down to third place.

Jensen’s two Mascot Motorsport team-mates Malte Ebdrup and Gustav Birch were far behind in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The third and final race had Jensen starting from pole and the Honda driver claimed the lead with Halder and Markussen close behind.

The trio remained close throughout the race, with Halder trying hard to find a gap on Jensen in the final part of the race.

But Jensen managed to stay ahead of Halder and Markussen as just six tenths of a second separated the trio over the finishing line.

Birch was fourth ahead of Hyundai i30 N TCR driver Silas Rytter.

Jensen heads the standings on 259 points, with Halder trailing him by just six points.

The next TCR Denmark race takes place at Jyllandsringen on August 17-18.