Norbert Kiss is not only one of Hungary's greatest ever racing drivers, but the 37-year-old has carved out a reputation as the fastest driver of his generation in the Goodyear FIA ETRC.
A double champion in 2014 and 2015, Kiss actually started his career sim-racing in his homeland. By 2006 he was doing it for real on the track and won the Renault Clio Cup in Hungary at his very first attempt!
Further success followed in 2007 when he took the Seat Leon Cup after a dominant display. He showed he was the supreme force again in 2008 when he took the double with another convincing display.
By now Kiss' reputation had skyrocketed and he took another domestic title in the popular Suzuki Swift category. Kiss also branched out in to single-seaters and turned many heads in the Formula Renault 2-litre category as well.
His attentions turned to the FIA ETRC in 2011 where he started to learn quickly. By the end of that season he had already scored his first win at Jarama and the quest continued in to 2012 with the Hungarian OXXO Racing Team.
Further wins came in 2012 with double wins again at Jarama and also at Le Mans Bugatti. In 2013 he finished fourth in the standings and by 2014 he was a major threat to the established stars and duly won the title with nine victories.
He defended his title brilliantly in 2015 with a record-breaking campaign in which he scored a remarkable 19 race wins.
Surely the hat-trick would be on for 2016, but to the surprise of many Kiss elected to change teams and switched to the Marcus Bauer run Tankpool24 Racing squad where he took victory at Nogaro and finished fifth in the standings with his Mercedes-Benz challenger.
In 2017 Kiss stayed at tankpool24-Racing where he had his eye on that third title, but being a formidable force and one of the best qualifiers throughout the year was only enough for third in the final standings.
In 2018 and 2019 the Hungarian driver's struggles continued. One race win, fifth in the final standings and not a single pole position is not enough to satisfy one of the best racing drivers Hungary has ever produced.
For 2020 Kiss teamed up with the brand-new Révész Truck Racing team and took to the track in a fire-red MAN truck. The team showed a strong performance in their debut year and Kiss scored four wins and two podiums.
Kiss utterly dominated the 2021 season with an incredible pace, where he secured 10 out of 12 possible pole positions and 11 wins. The Hungarian driver will head up the 2022 grid with the #1 on his fire-red MAN truck.
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.
DOUBLE MISANO POLE FOR KISS
Racing in a class of his own, Norbert Kiss took pole position for the third race at Misano World Circuit with a comfortable four-tenth advantage.
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.