July 7, 2022

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.

Promoter's Cup standings

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