Truck Racing action resumes at Autodrom Most
After the summer break following the action-packed Nürburgring event, the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship is back underway with the fifth round of the season at Autodrom Most.
Kiss leads the title hunt with a 54-point gap over his rivals, meaning he’s going to need some bad luck and his competitors are going to have to finish the season very strong, if they hope to deny the Hungarian his third title on the bounce.
Behind him, however, the battle for second to fourth is incredibly tight, with just 24 points separating Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Antonio Albacete respectively. All three will be looking to add more podiums and wins to their campaign this weekend as the battle for most podium appearances in the Goodyear FIA ETRC history continues between Hahn and Albacete.
Promoter’s Cup graduate from 2022 Jamie Anderson and Steffi Halm have been having a fantastic middle order fight this season, both trying to claim sixth in the championship. Advantage is with Halm after Anderson missed the first race of the season and the sole-female driver took her second podium of the season at her home race as 13 points separate the pair. André Kursim currently sits fifth in the championship order, 17 points ahead of Halm.
The Most round sees a familiar face join the Titan class as a race-by-race entry as Adam Lacko makes his return to the Goodyear FIA ETRC grid. Lacko, who had been a regular in the championship, did not retain his full season entry when Buggyra ZM Racing withdrew from the European series. He will be on track this weekend in his trusted Freightliner machine.
José Eduardo Rodrigues continues to top the Promoter’s Cup standings at the halfway point of the season, but the last two rounds have not been as dominant for the Portuguese driver as the start of the year. With a great return to form for Steffen Faas after a disappointing Pozńan event, the German is now within 13 points of the championship lead, a much more achievable feat, than what had been expected after the Polish round. The battle between the two should continue to keep fans on the edge of their seat around the Autodrom Most circuit.
A slow start for rookie Mark Taylor has paved the way for a strong campaign being built, with the Brit now being seen as a frequent class podium finisher and Super Pole contender. Round three was the real turning point for Taylor, who now seems to be in tune with his MAN truck and is extracting great performance every weekend. If he can stay on top of this strong form, third in Promoter’s Cup is very much possible for the Englishman in his first full season.
Fellow rookie John Newell has had more of a turbulent season so far, starting strong with class podiums but struggling as the season has progressed. He, along with other full season Promoter’s Cup entries Luis Recuenco and Clemens Hecker will be hoping the summer break has given them a chance to get on top of their performance to look to finish the second half of the season on a high.
For the third time this season, Lukas Hahn joins the grid once again as a race-by-race entry, looking to continue his spectacular form in the Goodyear FIA ETRC. He will join the Promoter’s Cup grid and also continue his fight with Rodrigues for the European Young Driver Champion honours, the new classification in the Goodyear FIA ETRC in 2023 to help boost and encourage young truck drivers to get involved in the series.
Race action begins on Friday, with the first qualifying session taking place Friday afternoon, rather than its usual Saturday morning slot.
Check out the full schedule for the weekend HERE
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.