June 16, 2022

Promoter’s Cup review Hungary

The battle in the Promoter’s Cup is heating up, as Shane Brereton takes over the lead in the standings with a double win in Budapest.

Round two of the 2022 championship saw plenty of action in the overall category as well as in the Promoter’s Cup, with front-runners Téo Calvet and Shane Brereton having some fierce fights in the hunt for victories.

Race 1 saw the pair making contact after Brereton went for the move down the main straight, hoping to out-drag the young Frenchman. Steffi Halm, however, threw a spanner in Brereton’s plan as she too went for the pass on him around the outside. Moving to the left, Brereton got too close to Calvet, with the pair coming together.  A smokescreen resulted in heavy damage to Calvet’s front left and put him on the back foot for the rest of the 11 laps. 

He held onto the lead in class for a corner, but with the heavy damage he was easy to pass for Brereton. The incident went under investigation, but Brereton held onto his victory for the chequered flag. 

The British driver made it a double win, after securing the top step in an eventful race two, that saw Calvet retire with a puncture.

Calvet got hit with a 5 place grid penalty for race 3, after an incident that led to race two being red-flagged. However the young racer got the pass on Brereton going into the first corner, with the two getting a little close but not enough damage to ruin either of their races. They finished second and third.

While Shane Brereton finished the weekend taking second when the chequered flag fell in the last race, the Buggyra ZM Racing had to retire from the lead of the race with a brake failure.

Having completed 80% of the race distance he initially ranked fifth in the Promoter’s Cup. However due to a parc fermé infringement after the race, the stewards disqualified him though, which meant he had six points deleted from his overall Promoter’s Cup points putting Shane Brereton on top of the leaderboard.

Jamie Anderson came away from the second race of the season with two wins and a podium in Hungary. The British racer has stepped up his game after a difficult season start in Italy, putting in consistently great drives and defending positions from his fierce competitors, putting himself in third place in the standings.

After some issues with the high-pressure fuel pump that saw him miss out on qualifying on Saturday, German racer Clemens Hecker took his first podium of the season in the last race on Sunday in Budapest with his new Scania truck.

Steffen Faas’ weekend was hampered with technical issues that only saw him compete on Saturday, taking a podium in the second race. The team had to complete an engine swap on Saturday, and didn’t make the line up on the grid on Sunday.

Martin Gibson, who replaced an injured René Reinert had a mixed debut in Hungary. Gibson struggled with the truck and pace, however he finished race two on the podium in third.

Promoter’s Cup standings

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