Ready for the Ring
The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship returns this weekend with the highlight of the calendar: the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix. The event will be boosted by the addition of the ADAC GT Masters and French Truck Racing Championship to the race ticket, promising three full days of action-packed track action.
Norbert Kiss will be looking for a repeat Poznań weekend to continue extending his championship lead over Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Antonio Albacete. It was a mixed weekend for Albacete in Poland, who saved the event by ending with an overall win in Race 4.
The Spaniard is now fourth in the championship standings, only two points off third-placed Lenz, 19 off of Jochen Hahn. Hahn too didn’t have the best weekend in Poznań, seeming to struggle with finding the optimum pace of his Iveco. Another weekend like this in Germany could see Albacete climb to second in the standings.
Jamie Anderson and Steffi Halm collected their first podiums of 2023 last time out, and will be hoping to add more silverware to their cupboards this weekend. The pair are in a battle for fourth in the championship with André Kursim, Halm just 19 points behind whilst Anderson trails by 33, having missed the first event of the season. Coming up to the halfway point, Anderson will need a great weekend to bring him back up to the points of his fellow Titan drivers.
THE PROMOTER’S CUP FIGHT CONTINUES
Promoter’s Cup still seems to belong to José Eduardo Rodrigues as we enter the fourth event of the year. The Portuguese driver has collected half of the available Promoter’s Cup class victories to have a 33-point lead over the rest of the Chrome field.
Lukas Hahn will be looking to continue his splendid form from TOR Poznań, where he took his second win overall, as well as three Promoter’s Cup victories.
Mark Taylor was on the class podium four times in the last round, closing in on Steffen Faas, who had a tough weekend. Faas holds a 20 point lead on Taylor, but if the Brit continues his performance from Poland this weekend and Faas struggles again, there could be a change in the order come Sunday evening.
John Newell has certainly positioned himself as one to watch, but needs to work through some issues with his MAN if he wants to keep the battle of the (rookie) Brits going this year.
Luis Recuenco and Clemens Hecker will be looking for improvements this weekend, with Hecker back on the grid after missing out on Sunday’s events last time out with a technical issue.
Erwin Kleinnagelvoort joins the field as a race-by-race entry at the Nürburgring. The Dutchman has been a regular on the grid since 2009. He comes fresh from competing in the Dutch Truck Racing Championship and will be looking to make his mark once again on the European scene.
With the return of Lukas Hahn to the grid, the battle for the Goodyear FIA ETRC Young Drivers Champion category rages on this weekend. Rodrigues is still leading going into the next four races, but it’s still all to play for not even being halfway through the season.
INDUSTRY AND FESTIVAL OFF THE TRACK
Off the track the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix promises some truly spectacular entertainment, that is completely unique to racing across the world.
The Goodyear FIA ETRC paddock turns into one of the biggest transport and commercial vehicle industry exhibitions in Germany and provides an excellent marketing and networking opportunity across the race weekend.
On Friday the ADAC Mittelrhein and TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium is being held in the Bitburger Event-Center, raising awareness of the truck driver shortage and discussing sustainability topics such as e-mobility.
The Truck Grand Prix Job Expo is focussed on connecting truck drivers and job seekers interested in logistics with potential employers.
The packed timetable also includes the traditional country festival with a variety of performing singers, different charity activities for the devastating floods in the Ahrtal, there is also a great kids zone, the traditional fireworks, the Trucker Camp and the famous Nürburgring Truck Corso.
WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WEEKEND AT LE MANS
Over 80,000 fans watched Norbert Kiss win his fifth Goodyear FIA ETRC title in the penultimate round of the championship.
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.