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.
Reinert had driven a great race, and would go on to perform some brilliant defensive driving in the latter half of the 12 laps, but Albacete’s pace was too much to keep behind.
The start was clean for most of the grid, with Reinert looking like he was going to disappear off down the road. Steffi Halm and Téo Calvet gave him some extra breathing space when the pair came together. Calvet, starting third, went for an opportunist move down the inside of Turn 4, but outbroke himself, instead driving straight into the side of Halm.
Both trucks continued, having sustained damage, but Halm lost out most, dropping to seventh on the grid whilst Calvet held onto fourth. The Frenchman was handed a five-second penalty for causing a collision, making it a damage limitation race for the young driver rather than looking for his second overall podium.
Due to the contact, both Albacete and Sascha Lenz made up positions, finding themselves on the podium by the end of the first lap. Slowly but surely the pair reeled Reinert in, both of them making the pass around the midway point of the race. Albacete took the lead whilst Lenz claimed second, and even though he tried his hardest, Albacete had enough pace to keep him behind until the chequered flag.
Reinert did all he could to hang onto third on track, but with both Norbert Kiss and Jochen Hahn bearing down on him, the pressure was immense. He did a great job until lap ten of keeping the pair behind, making his IVECO truck as wide as possible.
Kiss broke late into the first corner to try and sneak up the inside of Reinert on lap ten, but Reinert made him go the long way around, pushing him out wide. The battle saw Kiss off the track collecting penalty markers through Turn 2, but the corner complex moved from a left hander to right, giving Kiss the advantage and inside line going into Turn 3. With Kiss unafraid to get his elbows out after the prior corner contact, Reinert went wide into Turn 3, allowing Hahn through as well to drop to fifth.
Halm recovered slightly to a comfortable sixth with Andre Kursim a distance eighth seconds behind her for seventh. It was a strong drive from Kursim who, after starting 1on the grid thanks to Race 1 penalties, made a great recovery into the points. Anthony Janiec, Calvet and Shane Brereton rounded off the top ten on the track.
However, due to contact with Halm at the start of the race, Calvet was demoted to P11 in the final standings, giving the Promoter’s Cup victory to Brereton and second in class to Steffen Faas. He managed to hold onto third thanks to Jamie Anderson being seven seconds behind him at the chequered flag.
Jose Rodrigues crossed the line 13th, with Thomas Robineau 14th after having to pit to fix a black smoke issue, losing him about 40 seconds on the rest of the field.
After being in a tight fight for the lead at the start, Adam Lacko was forced to retire after contact with Reinert caused something in his steering to break. Lacko made the bold move around Reinert, outbraking himself to make contact rather than the pass. Hecker was the only other driver not to finish Race 2 as he never took to the start, garage bound by a fuel leak.
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.
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.
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
BRERETON RETURNS TO TOP STEP OF OVERALL PODIUM
Having started on reverse pole, Shane Brereton drove spectacularly to take the overall win ahead of Téo Calvet and Sascha Lenz.
KISS CROWNED 2022 CHAMPION
With five races in hand, Norbert Kiss took the win in the penultimate Le Mans Bugatti race to be crowned the 2022 Drivers’ Champion.
MATCH POINT FOR KISS AS HE TAKES CLEAN SWEAP OF POLES IN LE MANS
With the possibility to wrap up the Drivers’ Championship in Race Three, Norbert Kiss is showing the pressure isn’t getting to him, taking a clean sweep of poles at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.
CALVET VICTORIOUS IN FRONT OF HOME CROWD
With the grandstands verging on full, Téo Calvet gave his home supporters something to cheer about taking double victory in the second race of the Le Mans weekend.
HAHN DENIES EARLY CHAMPIONSHIP WIN DESPITE KISS VICTORY
In terms of winning the championship early, Norbert Kiss did everything he needed to, winning Race One, but Jochen Hahn’s fourth place confirmed the title won’t be decided today.