Promoter’s Cup Review Slovakia Ring
It was a clean sweep in the Promoter’s Cup at the Slovakia Ring, as British racer Jamie Anderson took four category wins and topped his weekend off by claiming his first overall race victory.
After qualifying fourth in class for the first race on Saturday, Jamie Anderson stayed out of trouble at the start, which saw three of his fellow Promoter’s Cup competitors come together. Anderson picked up the advantage from the incident, diving into Promoter’s Cup lead and holding off Brereton for the chequered flag.
In the afternoon, Anderson started the reversed-grid race from pole, fending off Antonio Albacete behind him, who was trying everything to find a way past the Brit. However the threat wasn’t going to come from the Spaniard, it was a charging Norbert Kiss, who starting from eighth, who worked his way through the field to close in on Albacete. The pair battled for several laps and Kiss finally made the move stick going into the final corner. Anderson’s margin started to fade quickly, but he managed to keep Kiss behind to take the chequered flag and claim his first overall race victory.
On Sunday afternoon the Anderson Truck Racing driver continued his run taking the win in race 3 and 4, and he also took over the lead in the Promoter’s Cup standings.
“It was a really good weekend for us as a team,” said Anderson on Sunday after the races. “Qualifying on Saturday wasn’t so great, but we’ve really turned it around and the team has done a fantastic job. We’re really climbing up on the leader board. Being in the top 8 overall is a great place to be.”
Fellow Brit Shane Brereton had a mixed weekend on the challenging track in Slovakia. In the first race on Saturday, Brereton made a bold move at the start which resulted in contact with Teo Calvet and class pole sitter Jose Rodrigues, as the trio had been three abreast coming into Turn 3. Brereton was deemed at fault and handed a five second penalty for causing a collision. However he still managed to take the bottom step of the podium. The British racer also scored a podium in the first race on Sunday and is currently second in the overall standings.
It was a poor points haul for Buggyra ZM Racing driver Teo Calvet, who didn’t manage to score a podium at the Slovakia Ring. He started from third in class in the first race, however an incident with Rodrigues and Brereton saw the French driver off the track and dropped back into last place. A fourth place in the second race on Saturday was his best result and he’s now third in the standings before returning to the Nuerburgring, where he took his first ever podium in the Promoter’s Cup back in 2018.
Steffen Faas had a solid weekend at the Slovakia Ring and stood on the podium in all four races. “We had a good weekend, with some great battles,” said the German racer. “We’ve seen that we can keep up with the front which is a great step forward.”
Clemens Hecker’s weekend was affected by issues with the Lambda readings. The Lambda system measures black smoke emissions and the German racer had to change engine settings and turn down the power to stay within the allowed limits, which put him on the back foot in the races.
After a break at the Hungaroring, Portuguese driver Jose Rodrigues was back on the ETRC grid and scored two podiums at the Slovakia Ring.
Luis Recuenco joined the grid as a race-by-race entry. The Spaniard was back behind the wheel after not racing for a year. He finished all four races and will return to the field again at the next round in Germany.
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.