LACKO TAKES FIRST WIN OF SEASON AFTER RED FLAG CHAOS
Adam Lacko took his first win of the season in a red flag restarted second Hungarian race.
In a testament to the safety standard of the Goodyear FIA ETRC race trucks, drivers walked away from big incidents after the start of race 2 that pulled out the red flag, forcing a race restart.
The grid had been ready to go for the later than usual race start time of 19:00, getting the race underway as the sun was setting over the Hungaroring. It was a messy first few corners with trucks going off track and making contact.
Norbert Kiss took the biggest hit, which saw the front bull bar of his red MAN truck ripped off, and the #1 nearly rolled onto its side after being pitched up onto the tyre barriers from contact with the Armco. All 13 drivers walked away from the incidents unscathed, though not the same can be said of their trucks, showing the great work the safety structures on the ETRC vehicles do.
After all the damage inflicted, the Révész Racing team are not sure if it will be able to be rebuilt ahead of Sunday’s action. Kiss, Anderson, Jochen Hahn and Albacete did not take the restart, with both Anderson and Albacete trying all they could to be allowed back on track.
The stewards are investigating the circumstances that led to the chaotic start of race 2.
When the race got restarted, 45 minutes later, Kursim was cautious into turn 1 and Brereton sped into the lead. The Brit looked like he was in control of the race, with Kursim a distant second fighting some damage that had been picked up during the first race start.
Waiting for Kursim to reel the Promoter’s Cup driver in, Lacko followed him down the inside when he made the move for the lead, overtake both Kursim and Brereton in one corner. Brereton lost two positions and was under attack from a charging Anthony Janiec behind, whilst Lacko disappeared into the distance, shedding bodywork as he did.
His lead would go unrivalled for the rest of the race, bringing home his first win of 2022.
Behind him, however, for the rest of the podium finishers the race was still on. Janiec managed to pass Brereton, with Lenz shortly repeating the move afterwards. Wanting to keep up his streak of always appearing on the overall podium in 2022, Lenz had to make the pass on Janiec to knock the French driver off the podium.
With persistent damage, Kursim didn’t pull away from the pack as Lacko did, leaving him under threat of Lenz when he passed Janiec. The Misano winner tried everything he could, but he ran out of time to demote Kursim, settling for third.
Janiec came home fourth with Brereton defending from Halm to hang onto fifth overall with his second Promoter’s Cup win of the weekend. Steffen Faas took second in Promoter’s, seventh overall, with Martin Gibson completing the Promoter’s podium in third.
Clemens Hecker was the final finisher in ninth after Calvet was unable to make it past the first lap of the restart, when a left front puncture ended his race.
Race 2 Results
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
XAVIER MARTIN: TRUCK RACING IS MY SECOND FAMILY
How truck racing became his passion and the true #onetruckfamily spirit in the ETRC paddock
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.