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.
Steffi Halm kept the pressure up on the home favourite, placing her IVECO truck perfectly to optimise any mistakes made by the returning veteran. But Lacko was a cool customer, keeping the race under his control even after an abandoned start.
The start incident came from the middle of the field, as the grid set off. It seemed to be a regulatory start until André Kursim made an opportunistic move trying to get between Mark Taylor and Steffen Faas, who had started on the row in front of Kursim. Not being able to make it work three wide, Kursim caught the rear of Faas, pushing the German into Taylor’s truck beside him. Taylor lost control of the #81, spinning to face the racing traffic and hitting the wall of the pit lane.
Both Kursim and Faas are under investigation at the time of publishing, with race stewards looking to be giving Kursim a penalty that will be applied in Race 3 for the incident.
This brought out the red flag and a 20-minute delay to the race start, but Taylor – after a quick visit to the medical centre – was cleared OK and fit to race. It will be a #onetruckfamily effort to get Taylor back on the grid ahead of tomorrow’s racing, but certainly everyone will pool in to help the Taylors Trucksport Racing Team.
On the second restart, Halm appeared to get a poor start, dropping to midway down the order before the first corner. An incident between father and son Lukas and Jochen Hahn that saw the #2 truck spun around and both off in the gravel, helped Halm regain the places she lost, and she was back to second by Turn 3.
Lacko was under investigation for a suspected breach of the start procedure regulation. The Czech racer appeared to slow down, forcing Halm to do the same to stay in second place, and then picked up speed again at the start to blast into the lead.
The starts of Lacko, Jochen Hahn and Lukas Hahn were all investigated by the stewards and deemed to require no further action.
Jamie Anderson had a fairly quiet race to third, always sticking with the leading duo to also try and optimise on any mistakes. The podium finishers were separated by under a second at the chequered flag, showing how any of the three of them could have taken the win right up to the last corner.
Starting from reverse grid eighth, Norbert Kiss led his fellow championship rivals through the field to take fourth. With Jochen Hahn at the back of the grid after his first lap contact, Kiss just had to focus on keeping Antonio Albacete behind to extend his championship lead. Albacete kept the Hungarian looking in his rear-view mirrors throughout the race, never letting him get too far ahead and only missing out on forth by two tenths of a second.
José Edurardo Rodrigues took another Promoter’s Cup victory, sixth overall, ahead of Sascha Lenz and Jochen Hahn who completed the points-finishing positions.
After receiving a drive-through penalty for over speeding at the start, Steffen Faas recovered well to finish ninth overall, second in Promoter’s Cup, to not lose too many points to Rodrigues in the Chrome-class championship standings. Lukas Hahn was tenth, completing the Promoter’s Cup podium.
John Newell and Clemens Hecker were the only other two finishers of race two as Luis Recuenco retired on the penultimate lap and Taylor was unable to restart after his crash.
Kursim was disqualified from the race after three separate incidents of over speeding were clocked on three different laps. The German had already had to start from the pits due to repairs to his truck needed after the Taylor incident, so it is possible that there was some GPS damage on the #11 Don’t Touch Racing machine that caused the inaccuracies in Kursim’s speeds.
A full day of truck action is coming at you tomorrow, with Qualifying 2 kicking off proceedings at 10:00. Rain is due to fall over the Autodrom Most all day tomorrow, so it is certain to be a very different day of racing to today.
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.
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.
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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
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GOODYEAR FIA ETRC EVENT IN HUNGARY CANCELLED
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XAVIER MARTIN: TRUCK RACING IS MY SECOND FAMILY
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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.
HAHN DENIES EARLY CHAMPIONSHIP WIN DESPITE KISS VICTORY
In terms of winning the championship early, Norbert Kiss did everything he needed to, winning Race One, but Jochen Hahn’s fourth place confirmed the title won’t be decided today.
12TH POLE FOR KISS BRINGS HIM ONE STEP CLOSER TO 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP
Norbert Kiss will start the first race of the Le Mans Bugatti weekend from pole position, bringing him one step closer to wrapping up the 2022 Drivers’ Championship.