July 11, 2022

ETRC GRID READY to Rock the Ring

Truck racing action returns to the Nürburgring for the ADAC Truck Grand Prix this weekend

Heading up the field is reigning champion Norbert Kiss, who’s had a strong run so far this season, taking every single pole positing and scoring eight victories in 12 races.

The fans at the Nürburgring will have a huge array of home grown heroes to cheer for this weekend, as eight German racers line up on the grid in the Eifel.

Sascha Lenz has scored one win this season and had some close battles with championship leader Norbert Kiss. The SL Trucksport 30 racer will look to taste home glory this weekend.

Jochen Hahn has been on the podium eight times this season, but is yet to take his first win. He will without a doubt give it his best shot to get on the top step in front of his home crowd.

As always proven winners and former champions Adam Lacko and Antonio Albacete, who have both scored a win this season, will be constant threats for win.

Steffi Halm has enjoyed consistent points hauls this season. The Team Schwabentruck driver scored memorable victories at the ‘Ring in 2016 and 2018 and is sure again to be a crowd favourite.

Andre Kursim, who took a podium in Hungary and at the Slovakia Ring in the Sven Walter fronted Don’t Touch Racing Iveco S-Way, is another driver to watch.

Lion Truck Racing’s Anthony Janiec will return to action after a break at Slovakiaring.


Promoter’s Cup battles

The fight for the title is on, as just 26 points separate leader Jamie Anderson, Shane Brereton and Teo Calvet in the quest for the Promoter’s Cup title.

The chrome category has seen some serious action in 2022, with Anderson winning the last six races in a row. The British racer has made big progress since the Hungaroring and also scored his first overall victory two weeks ago at the Slovakia Ring. 

Shane Brereton and Teo Calvet have both scored three wins each this season. For the young Frenchman things haven’t been entirely smooth in the last two rounds, and he will be looking to get back on top again this weekend. 

In addition to the three winners, there has been another noteworthy performance so far. Steffen Faas has scored a series of podiums in the first three rounds and will be keen to take the top step at the Nürburgring.

Clemens Hecker, who scored a podium in Hungary, will be hoping for a clean weekend at his home race, after having had issues with staying within the allowed Lambda readings at the Slovakia Ring.

Jose Rodrigues scored three second place finishes so far and will be looking to make the step up to take his first race victory of the season.



New faces bolster grid as race by race entries

As well as the regular contenders, there will be a strong group of race-by-race entries this weekend.

After his first outing of the season at the Slovakia Ring, Spanish racer Luis Recuenco will be back in action at the Nürburgring.

Returning to the grid after his impressive performance in the last round of the 2021 championship at Misano, where he scored two Promoter’s Cup wins, is Lukas Hahn.

Dutchman Erwin Kleinnagelvoort returns to action in his white Scania for the first time since 2019.

Another welcome addition for the weekend is Finnish racer Emma Mäkinen, who will line up alongside Steffi Halm for Team Schwabentruck. 

Set to make a debut appearance in the Goodyear FIA ETRC is Dutch series regular Stefan Kursch.

Plenty of off-track action 

If the on-track action wasn’t enough, then those coming for the full Nürburgring Truck weekend experience will have plenty to occupy themselves with some truly spectacular entertainment, that is completely unique to racing across the world.

The Goodyear FIA ETRC provides an excellent marketing and networking opportunity across the race weekend. A key attraction is the transport and commercial vehicle industry exhibition in the paddock. On Friday the ADAC Mittelrhein and TÜV Rheinland Symposium is being held at the Dorint Hotel followed by the Goodyear FIA ETRC Innovation Talk.

The Truck Grand Prix Job Expo is focussed on the truck driver shortage aiming to connect interested parties with potential employers.

The packed timetable also includes the traditional country festival, different charity activities for last year’s devastating floods, there is also a great kids zone, fireworks, the Trucker Camp and the famous Nürburgring Truck Corso.


Follow all the action live via the website and Youtube.


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