October 1, 2022


Repeating the feat he achieved in Race Two at Circuito Jarama last year, André Kursim has taken his first victory of the season, becoming the tenth driver on the grid to take an overall win in 2022.

This was not the first time this year that Kursim started on reverse pole, but this time he was able to fend off the pressure from the grid behind him to take a lights to flag victory. Téo Calvet pushed hard throughout the race, never getting further than eight tenths of a second off the leader, but Kursim had enough pace and a great feel for the Spanish circuit to cross the line first.

The Promoter’s Cup leader looked to be lining up a last corner dive for the lead, but a move from his teammate Adam Lacko, who was third, saw that chance thwarted. Instead, Calvet found himself defending second from his teammate, risking his points lead in the Promoter’s Cup championship, as the two Buggyra Racing trucks got very close. In the end, the top three all held the positions they had from the moment the lights went green.

Lacko was racing hard for more than one reason, as he's currently in a fight for third in the overall standings with Sascha Lenz. Lenz had been looking for a way past the Czech driver in the early stages of the race, but found himself under pressure from Norbert Kiss on the run to the chequered flag. Lenz held onto fourth, losing one point to Lacko in the overall standings, but ahead of Kiss who finished fifth.

Home hero Antonio Albacete came across the line sixth, the position he started in on the reverse grid, ahead of Jochen Hahn and Steffen Faas. The latter took second on the Promoter’s Cup podium.

Jamie Anderson had it all to do from the start of the race, having to begin from the back after repairing his clutch and gearbox between races. He had the start he needed, gaining five positions by the first corner, but after that his progress slowed. He never really mounted an attack on Faas for second in Promoter’s Cup, finishing a second behind him in ninth overall. The result sees Calvet extend his Promoter’s Cup championship lead by two points, now 22 ahead of Anderson.

If Calvet finishes fourth or higher in Promoter’s Cup tomorrow for the first race, irrelevant of where Anderson finishes, he will take the title in Race Three.

Steffi Halm rounded off the top ten ahead of John Newell and Jonathan André. Clemens Hecker had finished ahead of Andre on track, but a ten second penalty for causing a collision with Shane Brereton and gaining an advantage saw him drop to 13th in the final standings.

Brereton and José Rodrigues failed to finish the second race of the weekend; Rodrigues due to an electrical issue and Brereton thanks to an overheating engine.

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