FIVE IN A ROW FOR KISS, AS HE WINS FIRST RACE IN POZNAŃ
It was a typical lights-to-flag win for reigning champion Norbert Kiss in the opening race of the Poland round, leaving Jochen Hahn and Sascha Lenz to fight over the remainder of the podium as he cruised to victory.
Kiss did exactly what he needed to off the start, achieving a clean get away to begin to pull his lead from those chasing behind. Although left to his own devices for the 11 laps, he only gained five seconds on the grid, showing that it is appearing harder to build a gap at he TOR Poznań when compared to other tracks. This could be a key feature in the reverse grid Race Two in a couple of hours’ time.
Hahn held onto second with a strong defence on Lenz in the closing laps of the race. The SL Apollo Tyres TruckSport driver tried everything he could to find a gap past the multiple champion, but it was to no avail. They completed the podium in truck numerical order (#1, #2, #3).
Jamie Anderson matched his best result of the year, holding off Antonio Albacete for fourth at the chequered flag. The Brit got the run on the Spaniard going into Turn 1, utilising the inside line and the switch back going into Turn 2 to promote himself to a position he wouldn’t give up. The race was a decent showcase of Anderson’s ability to not crack under the pressure, something he showed a lot last season with his reverse pole victories in even numbered races.
A near-miss incident at the start of the race gave José Eduardo Rodrigues Promoter’s Cup victory after a stellar start saw him climb from tenth on the overall grid. Going slightly off track, Steffi Halm in the #44 truck almost spun horizontal to the racing field but managed to catch it before a serious incident occurred. The throw up of dust from her going off gave Rodrigues the chance to improve on his good start, being sixth overall and leading the Promoter’s Cup by the end of the last lap.
The class victory was even more important to the Portuguese driver, as Promoter’s Cup rival Steffen Faas failed to finish the race as his truck came to a halt at Turn 5 with technical issues.
Race-by-race entry Lukas Hahn held off Titan driver André Kursim to take second in Promoter’s Cup, seventh overall. Kursim was pushing the German hard throughout the race, but Hahn was unflappable under pressure, showing a very mature drive to take him to his first podium of the weekend. Mark Taylor closed off the Promoter’s Cup podium with his first on-track class podium of the season. Taylor was third in class in Race 3, Slovakia Ring, when Rodrigues was handed a penalty that dropped him down the finishing order, but this is the first Taylor has raced to and achieved on merit.
Clemens Hecker had been having a good race, reeling in Taylor not only for Promoter’s Cup third but a top ten overall finish when he went wide, going into the gravel trap around the circuit. He managed to continue, and his superior pace in his Scania truck saw him making back most of the positions he lost. He couldn’t pass Luis Recuenco, however, giving him 12th overall, fifth in class at the chequered flag.
A quiet race for John Newell and Johnathan André saw them close off the finishing order, 13th and 14th respectively.
Lukas Hahn will take reverse grid pole for Race 2, lining up beside Steffi Halm. Halm will be rearing to go to get her first podium and potential win of the season, but Lukas Hahn has a good track record starting from reverse pole having taken his only overall victory from that spot at the Nürburgring last season.
PENULTIMATE POLE GOES TO KISS
Norbert Kiss has almost taken every pole position available in 2023, placing his #1 MAN truck on the front row for the first race of the Jarama weekend.
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.
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.