Antonio Albacete began racing in go-karts becoming Spain´s vice-champion at the early age of 15. Soon he moved up to Formulas where he won the 1982 Fórmula Fiesta for the first time, winning again in 1986 (the class is now re-named as Formula Ford).
A few years later Antonio started to compete abroad. In 1989, he raced in England where he achieved the 6th position in British Formula 3000.
In 1990 Antonio became Formula Renault Spanish Champion and in the same year, he also won the Class II of the Spanish Touring car Championship (CET).
In 1991 Antonio became FIAT factory driver CET in Class II, also managing to finishing the championship as Vice- Champion.
In 1993 Antonio became BMW driver and with BMW M3 he secured the second absolute final position in the Spanish Championship.
In 1994 Antonio became the official works driver for Opel, only to return to BMW in 1995. The same year he became the driver with the most outright wins in the Championship.
In 1996 Antonio was runner-up in the Supercopa Citroën ZX alternating his participation in the CET at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo.
After the CET was canceled, in 1997 Antonio received CEPSA's proposal to pilot the works MAN in the European Championship.
In 2005 Antonio became European Champion. He revalidated his title two more times, in 2006 and again, in 2010.
Antonio combines his ETRC programme with occasional outings on home soil. This includes racing his classic 1973 Mini Cooper and carrying out GT testing duties for his former team, Teo Martín Motorsport.
In 2017 Albacete returned to the ETRC with the Truck Sport Lutz Bernau Team after a year on the sidelines. Finding his feet again took some time, but the Spaniard gradually improved, took a popular win at the Slovakia Ring, later adding two more victories at Jarama on his way to fifth in the final standings.
2018 we saw Albacete at his best, as he took an excellent third in the standings with four race wins to his name.
In 2019 he won two races and finished runner-up in the Drivers championship.
T Sport Racing and Truck Sport Bernau joined forces to contest as T Sport Bernau with Antonio Albacete as their confirmed driver from the 2020 FIA ETRC season.
SLOVAKIA RING PREVIEW
After a two year break, the Goodyear FIA ETRC returns to the Slovakia Ring for round three of the 2022 championship.
Promoter’s Cup review Hungary
The battle in the Promoter’s Cup is heating up, as Shane Brereton takes over the lead in the standings with a double win in Budapest.
HOME HAT-TRICK FOR KISS
In a disappointing end to the weekend for Téo Calvet, that saw him retiring from the lead of the race, Norbert Kiss claimed a hat-trick of victories at his home event.
DOUBLE DOMINATION FOR KISS IN HUNGARY
For the second day in a row, Norbert Kiss has converted his pole position to race victory at the Hungaroring.
39TH POLE FOR KISS FOR HUNGARORING RACE THREE
Norbert Kiss has continued his run of scoring every pole position in 2022, taking qualifying two in his usual dominant fashion.
KISS TAKES POLE AT HOME EVENT
After having dominated the free practice sessions on Friday, Norbert Kiss stayed on top for qualifying, taking pole position for the first race of his home event.
Fans can expect a Super Racing Festival of Motorsport, as the truck racing grid is joined by the FIA World Touring Car Cup and the FIA eTouring Car World Cup at the Hungaroring this weekend.
ALBACETE TAKES FIRST WIN SINCE 2019
Antonio Albacete took the second victory of the weekend at Misano World Circuit after passing René Reinert for the lead of the race at the halfway point.
UNSTOPPABLE KISS TAKES 64TH VICTORY
With a text book lights to flag win, Norbert Kiss took the first win of the 2022 season at the Misano World Circuit.
FIRST POLE OF 2022 TAKEN BY KISS
Picking right back up from where he left off in 2021, Norbert Kiss has put his Révész Racing truck on pole for the first race of the season.
The Goodyear FIA ETRC is back in action this weekend, as the new season kicks off in Misano, Italy on 21/22 May with fans returning to the track.