GEARING UP FOR ZOLDER
The Goodyear FIA ETRC returns after a week’s break, heading to Circuit Zolder for the sixth round of the championship. With his incredible run this season, Norbert Kiss is firmly leading the overall standings, while Promoter’s Cup is still wide open after a resurgent run of performances from Steffen Faas.
Having taken every qualifying Pole Position this year and 14 out of 20 race victories, Kiss is well on track to secure another title this season. He has a 78-point lead over second-placed Jochen Hahn, who will be eager to narrow the gap to the Hungarian this weekend. Sascha Lenz and Antonio Albacete will also be keen to take more points away from their competitors and add more silverware to their trophy cabinet in Belgium.
From 2022, Hahn and Lenz have a good track record around the Circuit Zolder, both taking a win on the first day of track action last time at the Belgian circuit. Last year saw four different winners over the Zolder weekend, swinging the championship standings significantly.
Steffi Halm almost took her first win of the season last time out in Most, having a great Czech weekend of racing. She has found herself in good form over the last couple of events, achieving more frequent podium appearances and outperforming Titan rivals Jamie Anderson and André Kursim, and now she is only three points off Kursim for fifth in the championship.
Anderson's performance in his debut year in the Titan class is even more impressive, considering he missed the first four races in Misano due to the birth of his child. He's currently only 15 points behind Halm and 18 points behind Kursim.
José Eduardo Rodrigues still leads the Promoter’s Cup, but Faas has made great in roads on the Portuguese driver’s championship points total after what can be considered a slow start to his season. A few rounds ago it looked like Rodrigues had the Chrome class title wrapped up, but Faas has shown that it’s not over until it’s over. The gap is now only 14 points between the two, it could very easily swing in Faas’ favour over the Zolder weekend.
Mark Taylor returns to the grid after a heavy accident with Kursim saw him unable to race at all on the Sunday of Most. There was extensive damage to the truck and it had to be completely rebuilt within the last week. In a momentous #onetruckfamily effort, Taylor, Anderson, Lenz, John Newell and a handful of other teams and drivers form the championship clubbed together to make sure Taylor’s truck would be back in action this weekend.
Taylor will be looking to return to his strong performance that he has been showing over the last couple of rounds and make more Super Pole appearances at Zolder. Fellow Brit Newell will also be looking to find the pace he had in the opening two events, having had a rollercoaster of performances since Slovakia Ring.
Clemens Hecker had a perfect Sunday at Most, taking two second-place finishes in Promoter’s Cup behind race-by-race entry Lukas Hahn. He too will be looking at repeating this upward trajectory of performances coming into the last few rounds of the season, challenging Newell and Luis Recuenco for fifth in the Chrome-class standings. Newell sits fifth on 139 points, ahead of Recuenco’s 113 and Hecker’s 108.
Jonathan André is back as a race-by-race entry, making it 14 trucks on track at Circuit Zolder.
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.
12TH POLE FOR KISS BRINGS HIM ONE STEP CLOSER TO 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP
Norbert Kiss will start the first race of the Le Mans Bugatti weekend from pole position, bringing him one step closer to wrapping up the 2022 Drivers’ Championship.