June 12, 2022


For the second day in a row, Norbert Kiss has converted his pole position to race victory at the Hungaroring.

The start was the only time the Hungarian racer looked at threat, however he crossed the line a clear 9.7 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. 

The pack remained close as it came across the line, with third-placed Sascha Lenz looking to use Kiss to make the pass up the inside of Adam Lacko for second. The German gave Kiss a gentle nudge from behind, glued to his rear bumper to try and follow him through the gap, but Lacko was ready, using the switch in direction of the track through turn 2 to stay on the optimum racing line. 

After that Kiss disappeared down the road to secure victory number four this season.

Lenz tried to stay with Lacko and keep the fight for second going, but had to give up early as Jochen Hahn was after the bottom step. A textbook move from the veteran demoted Lenz off the podium, making this the first time he didn’t feature in the top three come the chequered flag in 2022. 

The battle for fifth behind the lead pack was non-stop until the end of the race. André Kursim had been the man in position, but Antonio Albacete – looking for an improvement on the end of his day yesterday – was determined to get past. Making an opportunistic move down the inside of the penultimate corner, Albacete broke too late, tangling with Kursim rather than getting a clean pass. 

The contact allowed Promoter Cup’s pole starter and eventual winner Jamie Anderson to gain two positions, filtering up into fifth and defending well until the end of the 11 laps. 

Albacete was handed a five second penalty for the incident, dropping him from his on track finishing position of seventh to out of the points in 11th. 

Steffi Halm came across the line eighth, picking up reverse pole for this afternoon’s race, with Téo Calvet and Shane Brereton rounding off the top ten and Promoter’s Cup. Calvet got the pass on Brereton going into the first corner, with the two getting a little close but not enough damage to ruin either of their races. 

Anthony Janiec would have been promoted into the top ten after Albacete’s penalty, but he too was given a ten second penalty for overspeeding, dropping him to the very back of the field. Instead, the 12th place finisher, Martin Gibson, gained two positions, taking fourth in Promoter’s Cup. 

Clemens Hecker was 13th on the track, 12th overall and fifth in class once the penalties had been added. 

Race 3 results


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