Goodyear FIA ETRC season kicks off at the Magnificent Misano
The whole truck racing community would like to send its thoughts to everyone who is affected by the events in the Emilia-Romagna region and the amazing emergency services working on the ground.
Fortunately the Southern province of Rimini hasn't been as badly affected by the adverse weather and flooding as other areas.
After in-depth checks and minor repairs over the last few days, Misano World Circuit is fully operational from today and the Goodyear FIA ETRC event will go ahead as planned.
Reigning Champion Norbert Kiss began last season taking pole position and the first victory of each race day, and will be looking to start his 2023 campaign in much the same way.
After winning the championship titles for two consecutive years, Kiss’ rivals are looking to turn the tables and challenge the Hungarian for the crown this season. Jochen Hahn and Sascha Lenz, who have been his closest competitors over the last couple of years, along with Spanish Truck Racing Champion Antonio Albacete, Steffi Halm and André Kursim will all be looking to bump Kiss off the top step in 2023.
Eyes will be on Steffen Faas as a hot favourite to take the Promoter’s Cup this season. Challenging him in his mission will be reigning French Truck Racing Champion José Eduardo Rodrigues, who will be keen to make his mark in the European Championship. Clemens Hecker will be hoping for a better showing in 2023 as he continues in the Promoter’s cup to battle alongside Faas, Rodrigues, Luis Recuenco, who returns in an overhauled Iveco, and British racers John Newell and Mark Taylor.
Lion Truck’s Johnathan André will join the grid as a race by race entry in Misano. André took part in the Most and Zolder races last year after the sad and sudden loss of Anthony Janiec. With a new truck design, André will compete in Promoter’s Cup in his #66 MAN.
What’s new in 2023?
2023 sees the introduction of the Goodyear FIA European Young Drivers’ Champion category. Open to any driver under the age of 30, they will compete and score points in the same fashion as the Promoter’s Cup, with the fastest under 30 year old claiming the title at the end of the season. The aim of the new category is to boost prospects of young truck racing drivers and to find the next European Truck Racing Champion.
This season the highly successful Innovation Camp returns to the paddock, showcasing the lastest sustainable developments and alternatively powered vehicles in the industry.
The efforts of the Goodyear FIA ETRC to make truck racing more sustainable and to utilise its platform to accelerate the switch to and acceptance of alternatively powered heavy goods vehicles have been recognised by an independent Motorsport Sustainability ranking. The Goodyear FIA ETRC was ranked 16th overall out of 105 globally recognised 2- and 4-wheeled motorsport championships, acknowledging the efforts of the series to reach net-zero by 2038 and utilising its platform to drive change in the haulage industry.
This strive for sustainability continues into the partners of the championship. German commercial vehicle manufacturer Krone joins the Goodyear FIA ETRC as official partner and together they will work on their shared common goals, to drive forward sustainable solutions in the transport industry as well as to recognise the important role of truck drivers.
Krone will present their eTrailer, which can reduce the fuel consumption and thus also the CO2 emissions of tractor units by an average of 40%. The eTrailer will be on track in Misano for Krone’s Record run in the hunt for a record lap.
The 2023 season is angling up to be as competitive and exciting as 2022 was. Tune in live across the Goodyear FIA ETRC channels on Saturday for the first day of action.
GOODYEAR FIA ETRC TAKES ANOTHER LEAD IN SUSTAINABLE MOTORSPORTS WITH HYDROGEN WORKSHOP IN PARIS
KISS AND RECUENCO REPEAT RACE ONE VICTORIES
Norbert Kiss and Luis Recuenco took victory in Race Two, repeating their performances from Race One.
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