August 26, 2023


Norbert Kiss repeated his 2023 pattern, converting his pole position into a race win to take his 11th victory of the season.

It was a textbook race for the Hungarian, who managed to hold off an advancing Jochen Hahn off the start line to stay in the lead. From there, he continued to distance himself from the rest of the chasing pack, ending just over four seconds ahead of second place.

Hahn had the track to himself, four seconds off Kiss but three ahead of third-placed Antonio Albacete, looking set to take another second-place finish and extend his championship lead on the Spaniard. However, a race start infraction saw the German handed a five-second penalty, and although he tried all he could to pull out enough of a lead to hold onto second, he couldn’t quite manage it before the chequered flag.

He had to settle for third, Albacete second, hanging onto the overall podium with just a 0.025 second advantage on Jamie Anderson once the penalty was applied. Anderson held onto his fourth-place qualifying position strongly to bring home a nice haul of points over his own championship rivals. After his great outing at Most in 2022, he’ll be looking to his performances then to have the edge on those trucks around him.

Sascha Lenz, after a disappointing qualifying, had a much better race, making early progress to get himself to fifth on the track. He was almost five seconds down on Anderson, but after starting seventh he’ll be happy with that result.

Promoter’s Cup pole sitter Lukas Hahn copied Kiss’ performance by converting his pole position into class victory. Taking sixth on the overall grid, he had a great battle with Steffi Halm throughout the 11 laps but managed to keep her behind come the chequered flag.

Halm was seventh, with local favourite and race-by-race entry Adam Lacko taking eighth and reverse pole for this afternoon’s race.

José Eduardo Rodrigues missed out on reverse pole by just over half a second, finishing ninth ahead of final Promoter’s Cup podium position taker Mark Taylor. Taylor was caught in a race-long battle with Steffen Faas, with the two nose to tail throughout most of the racing laps, but Taylor positioned his truck well around the Autodrom Most to keep the chasing German behind.

André Kursim had a difficult race, not managing to improve on his qualified 12th place and took the chequered flag in the same position. He was followed over the line by Luis Recuenco, Clemens Hecker and John Newell to complete the finishing order.  

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