LENZ BECOMES THIRD WINNER OF 2022
Having featured on every podium this weekend, Sascha Lenz ended the Misano weekend in the best way, taking his first win of the season.
Off the start, he looked to be in a comfortable third, with pole-sitter Téo Calvet holding the lead from Steffi Halm well. But the ace was up the German’s sleeve as by the third corner he was positioned perfectly to take the lead of the race. As the action unfolded behind him, Lenz disappeared down the road, crossing the line a clear eight seconds ahead of the rest of the racers.
It was a brilliant drive from Lenz who recovered well after suffering a clutch issue at the end of race 3, causing him to almost lose his podium finish.
Calvet led a train of Titan drivers for over half of the race, looking to be in command of his defensive drive. Adam Lacko, Halm, Antonio Albacete and Jochen Hahn all had a go at passing Calvet for second, but the young Frenchman held his position well.
It was a bold move from Albacete that finally got him past Calvet for second. Using the right-left-right complex of Turns 1-3, the Spaniard got on the inside of Calvet and held on around the outside. Calvet looked to have the move covered, but going slightly wide in turn 3 allowed Albacete to move through. Hahn also took the advantage, sticking close to Albacete to drop the Promoter Cup race winner down to fourth in the space of two corners.
Hahn tried to keep the pressure on Albacete, wanting to optimise on points as Norbert Kiss was having a difficult race, but he could finish no higher than third.
Calvet was then under pressure from Halm, but he managed to stay fourth overall to also secure his second Promoter’s Cup win of the day, third of the weekend.
Anthony Janiec had a relatively quiet race to sixth, ahead of René Reinert. Reinert had a last lap battle and almost a photo finish on the line with second in the Promoter’s Cup Shane Brereton, the Brit recovering well after his tumultuous race 3.
Damage for Kiss at the start of the race severely affected his pace, with a suspected puncture hampering his race. He was a sitting duck as Reinert and Brereton demoted him down the order and was lucky there weren’t more laps as he may have not scored at all in race 4. He finished ninth ahead of Jamie Anderson, who also took third in Promoter’s Cup.
Only thirteen trucks were classified, but only twelve took the chequered flag as Clemens Hecker led Thomas Robineau over the line. Jose Rodrigues only completed eight laps, being forced to retire due to a broken brake disc.
Lacko had been racing well, but too much damage to his Freightliner caused him to retire after a tough fight with Halm. Andre Kursim took the start, but his throttle pedal got stuck open, causing him to retire almost immediately. The issue for Kursim caused the most of Lacko’s damage as the Czech driver – not expecting Kursim to not burst speed as they crossed the start line – drove straight into the back of him.
Steffen Faas couldn’t take the start because an issue with his truck was not repaired in time for him to join the grid. He started from the pitlane and had to retire later with a technical issue.
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.