KISS VICTORIOUS AS CALVET GETS CLOSER TO PROMOTER’S TITLE
As has become the standard in 2022 for the odd-numbered races, Norbert Kiss led the grid to another lights to flag victory, but coming across the line sixth overall, Téo Calvet’s Promoter’s Cup win brings him one step closer to the Chrome-class title.
The action was not at the front, as Kiss led the 15 trucks over the line for the rolling start of the race, before he began his drive to victory with a 4.5 second lead. All eyes fell on André Kursim, who had a good start and was looking to make up positions from his starting position of eighth.
Making a late-braking pass on Jamie Anderson, Kursim made contact with the Brit, getting the position but losing Anderson a lot of time against his title rival Calvet. Kursim tried to make a pass on Calvet for sixth but the Frenchman held his ground, getting rear damage to his truck from Kursim for his efforts.
The race became a battle of Anderson working back up the field and Antonio Albacete trying to find the perfect moment to demote Jochen Hahn from second in front of his home crowd. Lap after lap passed with Albacete trying to line up the German coming down the main straight, but Hahn’s defensive driving was unbeatable. Taking the chequered flag 0.4s apart, it was Hahn on the second step, Albacete still appearing on the first podium at his home race.
Sascha Lenz and Adam Lacko had a quiet race to come across the line fourth and fifth, but Lacko had been reeling in Lenz looking to make the pass for fourth. At the flag, the pair were separated by a tenth of a second.
Some clever moves from Anderson had brought him back into the fight for seventh with Kursim, and on the second time of asking, it was Anderson who came out on top. He finished second in Promoter’s Cup, behind title rival Calvet who was overall sixth. Calvet’s class win gives him a 20 point lead to Anderson with 40 left to be won (at maximum) this weekend.
Kursim’s eighth place will see him start Race Two on reverse pole. Steffi Halm and José Rodrigues finished the top ten, Rodrigues taking the final step on the Promoter’s Cup podium.
A recurring engine issue from earlier in the season has seen Shane Brereton faced with a tough weekend for his final Goodyear FIA ETRC weekend. He fought with Steffen Faas for 11th but couldn’t pass his fellow Chrome driver. John Newell and Johnathan André were 13th and 14th respectively, with Clemens Hecker completing the classification.
Hecker started the first race from the pit lane after being handed a penalty by the stewards for dangerous driving in an incident with Lacko during this morning’s practice.
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
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How truck racing became his passion and the true #onetruckfamily spirit in the ETRC paddock