May 21, 2022


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.

It was a close battle at the front, with six-time champion Jochen Hahn only 0.051s off the 2:02.859 set by Kiss, but neither driver improved in their final laps, meaning the positions from the ‘banker’ Super Pole laps set the grid. 

The pair were in a class of their own, finishing nearly half a second up on third-placed Antonio Albacete. The trio had been the ones to watch throughout qualifying so it wasn’t a surprise to see them occupy the top three spots. Adam Lacko sat in a class of his own, six-tenths off pole position but with a six-tenth advantage on Anthony Janiec in fifth. 

The fight for fifth to seventh was much closer; just over a tenth separated Stephanie Halm from Janiec. Sascha Lenz came across the line to split the two for sixth, 0.054s off Janiec’s time. 

In a brilliant performance, Téo Calvet was the only Promoter’s Cup driver to make it through to Super Pole and managed to qualify eighth. This means there will be two trucks between him and closest Promoter’s Cup rival Jamie Anderson at the beginning of the race. 

René Reinert and Andre Kursim rounded off the top ten, having taken the final Super Pole spots. 

It was a tough day for Steffen Faas, who has been struggling with the Italian heat and the effect that’s having on his truck all morning. He gave it everything in qualifying, but needed to find around a second on track to progress into Super Pole. He will line up 12th on the grid behind Anderson hoping all is well with his truck, as it ended the qualifying session depositing a lot of fluid. 

Reigning Promoter’s Cup winner Shane Brereton got his 2022 campaign off to a bit of a slow start, lining up 13th on the grid, ahead of single round entry Thomas Robineau and returning full season entries José Rodrigues and Clemens Hecker. 

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