HAHN TAKES HOME VICTORY IN FRONT OF 130,300 FANS OVER THE WEEKEND
In an incredible weekend, that saw 130,300 fans and visitors follow the on and off track action at the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix, Jochen Hahn gave his home crowd something to cheer about as he took the chequered flag for Race 4.
It was a perfect defensive performance for the second half of the race as he held off a charging Norbert Kiss to take his first win of the season.
It had looked like pole-sitter Jamie Anderson had it all under control as he stormed away from the pack as the lights went out. Second-placed André Kursim was swallowed up by those behind with an undesired start, giving Anderson the room to stretch an advantage.
The pack bunching up behind Kursim turned out disastrous for Antonio Albacete and Steffi Halm, who came together as the field filtered into Turn 1. Most of the grid continued, getting some cosmetic damage, but sadly for the Spaniard he was pushed off the track. Albacete managed to get moving again, but it was only to limp back to the pits and become the first retiree of the race.
Lukas Hahn had been looking to repeat last year’s heroics in front of his home crowd, but a suspect issue with the gearbox saw him becoming easy prey for the Titan drivers. He defended well, but fell down the order to sixth by the end of the race. Luckily for him, the rest of the Promoter’s Cup challengers were busy fighting among themselves behind him to be in a position to put pressure on for the class victory ahead of the chequered flag, giving him his third Promoter’s Cup victory of the weekend.
At the front, Halm did a great job defending from Jochen Hahn and Kiss, who were looking to start climbing up through the field. She managed to get past the pair as they fought to get past Lukas Hahn and held them behind for a couple of laps. It ended in disappointment for Halm, as damage sustained from her opening lap incident with Albacete became too much for her to carry on, and she too retired from the race on Lap 6. She was on line for another great finish at her home race, so it was a shame she couldn’t convert it.
Now with Halm behind them, Kiss followed Hahn through as he passed Kursim and Anderson to take the lead of the race. It then became a six-lap dance between the duo as Hahn did everything to make his IVECO as wide as the Nürburgring to stop Kiss taking his fourth win of the weekend. After a classic sparring, Hahn came out on top to give his home crowd his well appreciated first win of the season.
This paired with Lukas Hahn’s Promoter’s Cup win had the fans rocking at the Ring.
Sacha Lenz just missed out on the podium after a decent start. He was following Hahn and Kiss through the field, and their six-lap fight had him reeling in Anderson as the chequered flag drew closer, but he just ran out of laps to be in striking distance of the Brit, having to settle for fourth.
Kursim was fifth ahead of Promoter’s Cup winner Lukas Hahn. The rest of the Promoter’s Cup podium was completed by Steffen Faas and José Eduardo Rodrigues.
It’s been a good weekend for Faas, who has taken a decent haul of points after his Poznań appearance. Rodrigues still leads the Promoter’s Cup standings, but Faas has proven it’s far from over.
Mark Taylor and Clemens Hecker completed the overall top ten, taking fourth and fifth in the Chrome class in a fairly peaceful race. The pair had a bit of an on track battle mid race, with Taylor coming out on top. John Newell, Erwin Kleinnagelvoort and Luis Recuenco completed the finishing order, with Kleinnagelvoort and Recuenco thankful of the Race 3 and 4 extended gap to get on top of issues that had seen them retire from Race 3.
Rodrigues still leads Lukas Hahn in the Young Driver Championship, but another great haul of victories for the German has brought him closer in the battle of the youngsters.
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.
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.