July 16, 2022


Following his pattern from the season, Norbert Kiss has converted his pole position into a win for Race One in dominant style.

Fending off pressure from second place starting Adam Lacko as the lights turned green, Kiss led the 11 racing laps uninterrupted to cross the line for his 9th win of the season. Behind him, however, the battle for the other two podium positions was being hard fought out. 

Sascha Lenz had a great start from third, looking to demote Lacko quickly. The Czech driver held his position well through the first few corners, and Jochen Hahn was fast on the attack for a podium position in fourth. The trio lapped within a second of each other through the opening stage of the race, allowing Kiss to pull an advantage out in front and Antonio Albacete in fifth to close up the gap and join the fight for the podium. 

Utilising one of Lenz’ attempts to pass Lacko in lap 7, Hahn got the pass complete to move up into third throwing his truck down the inside of Lenz. The #2 truck was out of shape and off line after trying to make the pass on Lacko, opening the door for the veteran racer. It wasn’t the cleanest move, with Hahn locking up as he came through on the inside and bouncing off Lenz’ MAN. 

Although Hahn was pushing hard, Lacko was defending too well and held onto second to the chequered flag, Hahn completing the podium in third. 

Lenz continued to look for a way back past Hahn throughout the closing stages of the race, but it all fell apart for him with two laps to go. A steering failure saw his MAN pitched straight off into the gravel of Turn 1, making him the third retiree of the race.

After his great start, Calvet had a quiet race to come across the line sixth overall, taking the Promoter’s Cup win. Lukas Hahn drove a strong defensive race to hold full season entry Jose Rodrigues behind to take second, finishing eighth overall and taking reverse grid pole for Race Two later today. 

Steffi Halm finished sixth, demoting Andre Kursim who crossed the line seventh. Rodrigues was overall ninth, third in Promoter's with Shane Brereton crossing the line on track to round off the top ten. 

Anthony Janiec was the lowest finishing Titan driver in 11th, crossing the line ahead of Clemens Hecker, Erwin Kleinnagelvoort, Luis Recuenco, Stefan Kursch and Emma Mäkinen. In her first Goodyear FIA ETRC race, Mäkinen drove a consistent and clean race and was slowly looking to be closing the gap on Kursch for 15th in the final few laps. 

Race 1 results

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