July 15, 2023


Norbert Kiss kept up his record of converting pole positions to race victories, claiming his third on the bounce at the Nürburgring this weekend. 

In completely opposite conditions to this morning’s race, the grid set under the sun for Saturday evening’s Race 3. Kiss was once again on pole, but Sascha Lenz starting beside him in second had his eyes fixed on his first win of the season. 

It was a dramatic run to Turn 1, with Lenz and Kiss wheel to wheel as they came through the first corner. Taking the outside line to be on the inside for the switch back for Turn 2, it looked like the German had outrun the reigning champion and would demote him from the lead, but a bold move from Kiss saw the pair run off the track.

Both Lenz and Kiss continued, but it didn’t take long for them to be back at the front of the grid, stretching the lead over the Spaniard Antonio Albacete to claim another shared podium, Kiss finishing seven seconds ahead of Lenz. 

With Jochen Hahn getting boxed in by Steffi Halm and Jamie Anderson at the start of the race, Albacete had no pressure as he raced to a comfortable third, three seconds behind Lenz, four ahead of Hahn. 

After the dramatic start, the race settled down. Off the podium, Halm showed great speed and pace in her IVECO S-Way to secure another fifth place finish behind Hahn. 

It was yet another Promoter’s Cup victory for Lukas Hahn, who once again returned to the top step of the class podium in front of his home crowd. As the field began to spread around the Nürburgring, he found himself tucked comfortably between Halm and André Kursim to take sixth overall and a second-row start for tomorrow’s reverse grid in Race 4. 

Kursim will line up beside Anderson in second on tomorrow’s grid, whose eighth place finish gives him the final pole position of the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix weekend. 

José Eduardo Rodrigues made up some of the points Steffen Faas had claimed back from him this weekend with a second place in Promoter’s Cup, ninth overall. The top ten was completed by fellow Promoter’s Cup podium finisher Mark Taylor. 

Faas just missed out on another class podium this weekend, 0.7 seconds off Taylor as the chequered flag fell. Clemens Hecker and John Newell were behind him as the final two finishers of the race. 

Luis Recuenco and Erwin Kleinnagelvoort had to retire from the race with a steering issue and after spinning at the start of the race respectively. 

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