ANDERSON TAKES FIRST OVERALL WIN AS TITAN DRIVER
Having been on the cusp of getting a win throughout the season, Jamie Anderson got the job done in Le Mans Race Two, with a compelling drive and defence to hold off some of the biggest names in truck racing.
It was a chaotic start as the sun set over the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. The grid looked to get away clean, but going through the Dunlop Chicane Steffi Halm and André Kursim ended up running wide and off track. Upon returning to the field, both picked up positions and were handed five second penalties for going off track and gaining an advantage. This would come back to hurt Halm later in the race, taking away the podium and almost win she had fought very hard for.
Through the chaos, Anderson found himself at the front of the pack. Knowing the reverse grid meant the likes of Norbert Kiss, Jochen Hahn and Antonio Albacete would be charging through the field, he did what he could to pull out a lead. Progress for the trio was slowed, with Promoter’s Cup winner José Eduardo Rodriguez proving a strong defensive driver, which gave Anderson the buffer he needed in the dying moments of the race.
Anderson had Halm for company for most of the race, hanging off his rear bumper by 0.3 seconds. Even though if Halm had passed Anderson she would have needed a five second gap to hold onto the lead.
Anderson was determined to take the win outright and put on a great defensive display to give Halm no opportunity to pass.
Albacete, Kiss and Hahn were all pushing hard to close in on the leading duo, but Anderson – with the help of Rodriguez – did everything he needed to make sure there wasn’t enough time left in the race to make the pass. Anderson took his first win of the season, his first as a Titan-class driver.
After her five second penalty was added, Halm dropped to fifth on the grid, losing the podium to Albacete and Kiss and also losing a place to her fellow 'Die Bullen von Iveco' teammate Hahn.
It was a tall order for Sascha Lenz to get on track for the second race after the team completed an entire front axle change.
It was a tribute to the team’s hard work and efforts of the #OneTruckFamily to make sure all 14 vehicles lined up on the grid. Lenz made sure that the close call at the start didn’t affect his racing, pushing hard to climb from 14th to sixth come the chequered flag.
Rodriguez was seventh overall, taking another Promoter’s Cup win to clean sweep Saturday, ahead of André Kursim, who dropped the position after his five second penalty, having finished seventh on track. The duo had fought hard together as they fell behind the other Titan drivers, giving the rest of the grid a bit of a headache as they attempted to demote them of positions.
The other Promoter’s Cup podium finishers Steffen Faas and Clemens Hecker completed the top ten.
John Newell and Luis Recuenco were the only other finishers of the race – 11th and 12th respectively, fourth and fifth in Promoter’s Cup – as Mark Taylor and José Rodriguez made contact on the first lap, causing them both to retire from the race. Taylor’s casualty was a suspension failure, with Rodriguez Snr not finishing the race due to heavy damage on the rear left and a flat tyre.
KISS AND RECUENCO REPEAT RACE ONE VICTORIES
Norbert Kiss and Luis Recuenco took victory in Race Two, repeating their performances from Race One.
WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WEEKEND AT LE MANS
Over 80,000 fans watched Norbert Kiss win his fifth Goodyear FIA ETRC title in the penultimate round of the championship.
KISS CLAIMS FIFTH TITLE WITH DRAMATIC WIN
With five races to spare, Norbert Kiss has claimed his fifth Goodyear FIA ETRC title, whilst his and Antonio Albacete’s finishing positions secured the team’ title for Révész &T Sport.
KISS SETS THE PACE WITH SECOND POLE AT LE MANS
Norbert Kiss stormed to another pole position at Le Mans Bugatti as he seeks out his fifth Goodyear FIA ETRC title.
KISS ONE STEP CLOSER TO FIFTH TITLE WITH LE MANS WIN
Norbert Kiss has moved closer to claiming his fifth Goodyear FIA ETRC title, after taking another lights-to-flag victory over Jochen Hahn and Steffi Halm.
KISS CONTINUES QUALIFYING DOMINANCE WITH POLE ONE AT LE MANS
Keeping up his record this season of claiming every pole position, Norbert Kiss will start Race One, once again, from the front of the grid. Jochen Hahn, closest championship rival, will be alongside him, having missed out on the front spot by a marginal three-tenths of a second.
KISS ON TOP IN RACE THREE
Converting his pole position to race victory, Norbert Kiss adds a second win to his Goodyear FIA ETRC Zolder Campaign.
Kiss dominates final Zolder qualifying
Norbert Kiss has, once again, placed his MAN Révèsz Racing truck on pole position for Race 3 of the Goodyear FIA ETRC at Zolder.
THIRD WIN FOR HAHN AS RODRIGUES RETURNS TO OVERALL PODIUM
Jochen Hahn has made a 25-point dent in Norbert Kiss’ championship lead taking victory in Race One whilst the Hungarian failed to finish. José Eduardo Rodrigues made a return visit to the overall podium, claiming his eighth Promoter’s Cup victory behind Sascha Lenz.
FIRST POLE AT ZOLDER GOES TO KISS
Keeping up his unbroken pole record this year, Norbert Kiss has put himself at the front of the grid for the first Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship race this weekend.
RAINY END TO MOST BRINGS ANOTHER KISS VICTORY
Timing his overtake on Steffi Halm perfectly, Norbert Kiss has made it three out of four wins at the fifth round of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship.
WIN 12 FOR KISS AT WET MOST
Norbert Kiss has taken race victory ahead of Adam Lacko and Jochen Hahn at the penultimate Goodyear FIA ETRC round at Autodrom Most.
RAIN SOAKED MOST NO MATCH FOR POLE SITTING KISS
The rain that was predicted to feature during Sunday’s truck action couldn’t stop Norbert Kiss from taking another competitive pole position ahead of Race 3 at the Autodrom Most.
LACKO LIVENS CZECH CROWD WITH HOME WIN
On his second Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship race of 2023, Adam Lacko converted his reverse grid pole to a spectacular win in front of home crowds.
KISS DOES IT AGAIN IN OPENING MOST RACE
Norbert Kiss repeated his 2023 pattern, converting his pole position into a race win to take his 11th victory of the season.
KISS STILL THE QUALIFYING KING AFTER SUMMER BREAK
Norbert Kiss has resumed his championship campaign back on top, claiming the first pole position of the Czech Truck Prix weekend.
PREPARE FOR POZNAŃ
The Goodyear FIA ETRC makes its first ever stop in Poland this weekend for the third round of the championship.
Live terrestrial TV premiere for the Goodyear FIA ETRC
For the first time ever the Goodyear FIA ETRC racing action will be broadcast live on terrestrial TV
SLOVAKIA RING PREVIEW
Round two of the season will see the racing titans return to the Slovakia Ring
KISS CONTINUES POLE STREAK WITH SECOND FRONT ROW START IN MISANO
Norbert Kiss has taken the second pole position at Misano World Circuit ahead of Sascha Lenz and Jochen Hahn.
COMEBACK KISS IN RACE TWO
Norbert Kiss raced from the back of the grid to take victory in Race Two.
HAHN CLAIMS VICTORY AT MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT
Jochen Hahn secured the vistory in the first race of the season
Goodyear FIA ETRC offsets unavoidable emissions from the 2022 season
After reducing on track emissions by up to 92% over the last two years, ETRA has responsibly offset unavoidable emissions for the 2022 season
ETRC receives notable mention in motorsport sustainability ranking
ETRC ranks 16th overall out of 105 globally recognised motorsport championships
GOODYEAR FIA ETRC EVENT IN HUNGARY CANCELLED
Hungaroring withdrew from agreement to host Hungarian race due to reconstruction work at the track
XAVIER MARTIN: TRUCK RACING IS MY SECOND FAMILY
How truck racing became his passion and the true #onetruckfamily spirit in the ETRC paddock