THREE IN A ROW FOR KISS AS RODRIGUES CLEAN SWEEPS PROMOTER’S CUP
In the final race of the weekend, it was all eyes on Norbert Kiss and José Eduardo Rodrigues, the latter taking all four Promoter’s Cup wins as Kiss did all he could to repeat his Slovakia Ring performance after a Race One DNF.
Initially it seemed like Steffen Faas was going to break Rodrigues’s winning streak at Zolder, as he had a perfect start to maintain the reverse pole lead, but it wasn’t to be for the German. With a 1.7-second lead over Kiss with six laps to go, it would have taken a monumental effort to keep the reigning champion behind. He was denied the chance when his brakes failed, with the brake wire snapping and forcing him to retire from the race.
Kiss positioned himself perfectly to inherit the lead once Faas had retired, thanks to an impressive performance that saw him climb from eighth to second. There was a close moment between him and André Kursim as they battled for the lead, but Kiss’ move round the outside was deemed a racing incident.
After finishing third in the first race of the day, Jochen Hahn followed Kiss through after the Hungarian passed him to take another podium, finishing second. It was a great day for Rodrigues, who not only took four out of four Promoter’s Cup wins, but claimed an additional overall podium with his third-place finish in Race Four thanks to Kursim’s penalty.
The German was handed a ten-second penalty for overspeeding, which dropped him from third at the chequered flag to eighth.
Rodriguez has shown incredible form and pace this weekend, really establishing himself as the leader of the Promoter’s Cup. His full takeaway of points from the weekend has significantly extended his championship lead over Faas, putting him in a great position going into Le Mans. Another good race from Jamie Anderson almost gave him an overall podium, coming across the line three-tenths off the back of Rodriguez. It was very close between the bottom of the top six, Antonio Albacete and Sascha Lenz were separated from Anderson by just nine-tenths fifth and sixth respectively.
Steffi Halm crossed the line seventh, an impressive feat, considering that she almost did not make it to the grid. A steering failure saw her prematurely finish Race Three, and it was a race against the clock for the team to get her ready for the last race of the weekend. As the grid was setting off on the formation lap, Halm entered the pit lane and was granted access to join the race from the pit lane once the race had gone green.
Clemens Hecker and John Newell rounded off the top ten, completing the Promoter’s Cup podium as well. It was the second podium for both chrome drivers who find themselves in a battle for fifth in the class. Newell seemed to have regained a bit of the form he had at the start of the year this weekend, and if he can continue that into the last two events of the year he could possibly rival Mark Taylor for fourth in Promoter’s Cup.
Taylor was just outside the points in 11th, alongside the only other finisher of the race: Jonathan André in 12th.
After his dramatic exit from Race Three, Luis Recuenco was unable to take to the final grid due to the engine failure that had brought out the red flags earlier in the day. With the repair job being too significant and an entire new engine needed for him to make the race start, Recuenco will repair the truck ahead of Le Mans, where he will re-join the Goodyear FIA ETRC for the penultimate round of the championship.
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.