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.
Getting a great start from pole, it looked like it was going to be another lights-to-flag win for the Hungarian, but a power failure from André Kursim forced the race to be restarted as the red flag came out.
Sascha Lenz took full advantage of the restart, holding the inside line to take the lead from Kiss going under the Dunlop Bridge. Driving well, Lenz held onto the lead for a lap before the Hungarian was all over his rear bumper, finding his way back through. From there, the now five-time champion made it look easy as he breezed home to his 19th win of the season.
Lenz continued his strong race to hold off Jochen Hahn, claiming second over his fellow countryman. Although Kiss has taken the title, the battle for third is still closely being fought, so every point each of the contenders can get over one another helps close them in on the second-place trophy. The pair were split by half a second at the end of the race to complete the overall podium.
Albacete’s fourth place finished helped his and Kiss’ team claim the team’s title with five races to go.
Jamie Anderson is doing everything he can this weekend to get into the fight for fifth in the overall standings, having another great race around Le Mans Bugatti. His fifth on track importantly was ahead of both Steffi Halm and Kursim, who he is in the championship battle with.
Taking a spectacular first win, Luis Recuenco drove the perfect race to take Promoter’s Cup glory and reverse grid pole for Race Four. Using Lukas Hahn’s chassis after his was irreparable after Zolder Race Three seems to have worked wonders for the Spaniard, who gets himself right in the fight of every race. He will be looking to run a new truck in 2024 so that this competitive streak can continue.
Steffen Faas and Clemens Hecker had some tight battle out of track, completing the top ten and the Promoter’s Cup podium. It was a shame for John Newell who, after the qualifying mix up, started well in the race. Contact caused him a puncture that lost him pace each lap, resulting in him losing third place on the podium. The Brit will be looking to recover in Race Four to end the weekend on a high. Mark Taylor and José Eduardo Rodrigues completed the final standings, with only José Rodrigues Snr retiring from the race.
It was an unlucky one for both Rodrigues as José Eduardo suffered a puncture on the first start, forcing him into the pits for repairs on the restart and losing half a lap on the rest of the field. Rodrigues Snr made contact with Taylor, spinning around and coming into the pits with some repairs needed ahead of Race Four.
Mark Taylor and José Eduardo Rodrigues completed the final standings, with only José Rodrigues Snr retiring from the race. It was an unlucky one for both Rodrigues as José Eduardo suffered a puncture on the first start, forcing him into the pits for repairs on the restart and losing half a lap on the rest of the field. Rodrigues Snr made contact with Taylor, spinning around and coming into the pits with some repairs needed ahead of Race Four.
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 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