The biggest, most imposing racing series in the world, the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) is a truly unique motor sport spectacle and the pinnacle of global truck racing with the most professional teams and drivers competing in a pan-European series.
Even though some of its events celebrated their 30th anniversary or more, the recognition as an official FIA championship and current format has been in operation since 2006. The Goodyear FIA ETRC's first ever promoter, ETRA Promotion GmbH, has been mandated since 2016. Several well-known manufacturers are represented in the Goodyear FIA ETRC, namely IVECO, Freightliner, MAN, Scania and Ford.
Open for any kind of sustainable technology, ETRA has committed to the Paris Agreement to reach net zero by 2038 at the latest. A significant move in ETRA’s sustainability focus is the introduction of biofuel to the Goodyear FIA ETRC from the 2021 season, making it the first ever FIA-regulated competition to switch to a fuel fully originated from renewable sources (HVO biofuel).
The very popular championship attracts each year around 420.000 spectators from the industry and beyond. The very familiar paddock atmosphere doesn’t only attract family and friends but at most events it also functions as an industry exhibition for OEMs, fleet owners, drivers and business decision takers.
The Goodyear FIA ETRC events are not just events for the (truck) drivers but with the (truck) drivers – aligned with this mindset, the promoter ETRA has launched its #onetruckfamily campaign with the objective to unite all industry professionals and to contribute with positive image transfer and emotions to the truck driver shortage crisis.
For more information on the Goodyear FIA ETRC Sporting and Technical Regulations please click HERE
The Goodyear FIA ETRC in a nutshell:
(probably the most unique regulation in motorsport –
Reversed grid at race number 2 and 4
for trucks positioned 1st - 8th in
warning and in case of a
second infringement to an exclusion
VisionTrack is a leading global provider of AI video telematics and connected fleet data. The company’s advanced vehicle camera solutions are underpinned by a device-agnostic, multi-award-winning IoT platform, Autonomise.ai. The company’s unique approach is helping tackle some of the most complex challenges faced by the fleet, transport and insurance sectors, providing the operational insight, business intelligence and enriched vehicle data needed to make strategic mobility decisions.
Visiontrack will supply a full HD mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) for each truck with forward, rear and driver facing cameras, providing on-demand footage to officials to investigate driving incidents, supervise sporting regulations and safety and delivering the action from the cockpit to fans around the world.
The family-owned Krone Group is a market leader in commercial vehicles. The product portfolio includes curtainsiders, refrigerated and dry freight semitrailers, container chassis, swap body systems, trailers, and CEP (courier, express and parcel) vehicles.
Still, customers’ requirements go far beyond the vehicle, which is why Krone offers a comprehensive service package that includes telematics, spare parts supply, financing, rental vehicles, and used vehicles.
Krone presented its “Mission Beyond Zero” at the IAA Transportation 2022 exhibition. This overall concept marks the starting point for a new generation of trailer transport solutions that ensure a significant reduction of the CO2 emissions of semitrailer trucks through a combination of digitalization, automation, sustainability, and electrification.
Ford Trucks is one of the largest international heavy truck manufacturers in the world. We produce a range of vehicles including tractors, construction trucks and distribution trucks weighing over 16 tonnes.
Ford commercial vehicles’ proven track record of quality, durability and efficiency underpins Ford Trucks’ international product strategy. At Ford Trucks, we combine more than half a century of design and production experience with expertise in market-specific product development to engineer the main components of our vehicles, including the all-new engines.They currently operate across Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS and continue to grow our international network across three continents. Hundreds of thousands of truck drivers all around the world set out each and every day with the confidence that Ford provides.
Alcoa® Wheels is a worldwide producer of forged aluminium wheels for trucks, trailers and buses also offering accessories with European headquarter and production in Hungary. They advanced the transportation industry with the first forged aluminium wheel in 1948, and have been reinventing it ever since. Alcoa® Wheels are the perfect choice for commercial vehicles - leading the way to a more efficient future for the commercial transportation industry. Users can save up to 51% in weight vs. steel wheels, allowing them to increase payload, reduce operating costs, boost profitability and extend brake and tyre life with better heat dissipation, while contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.
Our leading technology, the Dura-Bright® surface treatment allows our wheels to be shiny while being easy to clean with water and soap without polishing.
Alcoa® Wheels is a brand and product of the Howmet Wheel Systems business unit, which is part of Howmet Aerospace Inc. (formerly known as Arconic Inc).
IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7-tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.
Goodyear Dunlop Europe’s range of tires for commercial vehicles, buses and coaches includes more than 400 different tires covering in excess of 55 sizes. Many of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers fit tires from Goodyear as standard, including DAF, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Trucks, Scania and Volvo. Goodyear also supplies tires to all major trailer manufacturers. With Fleet First, which includes the TruckForce service network, ServiceLine 24h roadside assistance, FleetOnlineSolutions Internet management system and Goodyear Retread Technologies, Goodyear provides one of the broadest ranges of dedicated services in the industry.
The Promoter's Cup is a race within a race created by ETRA. The category for ‘CHROME’ rated drivers is dedicated to and embraces new talent to the series in addition to regular entrants, who can fight for trophies and podium appearances within the competition.
What are the benefits?
Total of 4.500€ prize money
Dedicated podium after each race
International coverage via all Goodyear FIA ETRC media channels
Independent Cup Standings according to the Goodyear FIA ETRC point system
How are the points distributed?
It is in accordance with the Goodyear FIA ETRC point scoring system:
1st : 20 Points, 2nd : 15 points, 3rd : 12 points, 4th: 10 points, … but dedicated specifically for participants of ‘The Promoter’s Cup’. All this is independent of and in addition to the official Goodyear FIA ETRC scoring system. For the Promoter‘s Cup, Article 4.1, Sentences 2-4 of the Goodyear FIA ETRC Sporting Regulations 2022 does not apply.
How is the prize money for the season distributed?
1st : 1.000 €
2nd : 850 €
3rd : 700 €
4th : 550 €
5th : 400 €
6th : 300 €
7th : 250 €
8th : 200 €
9th : 150 €
10th : 100 €
Who is eligible?
Only truck race drivers categorised as CHROME-drivers – regardless if they are a season entrant or race-by-race entrant of the Goodyear FIA ETRC. To be able to take part in the Promoter's Cup race pilots are categorised according to their previous achievements as follows:
All drivers unless eligible for category TITAN
Any Goodyear FIA ETRC champion from the last 10 years
Any driver finishing Top 7 in the overall result of the Goodyear FIA ETRC 2022 season
Any driver who qualified more than twice in the Top 5 of any Super Pole of the Goodyear FIA ETRC 2022 season
Fulfilling any definition criteria for Platinum and Gold of the FIA Driver Categorisation
Any driver whose performances and achievements are outstanding despite not being covered by one of the definitions above.
In case of lack of records/no historic records existing from the Goodyear FIA ETRC, the drivers will be evaluated on their record of achievements (age + career record), then on their average time during the races by the Goodyear FIA ETRC Categorisation Committee.
Any re-categorisations will be conducted by the Goodyear FIA ETRC Categorisation Committee and can only made between race season.
Anderson Jamie - TITAN
André Jonathan - CHROME
Albacete Antonio - TITAN
Altenstrasser Markus - CHROME
Bermejo David Marco - CHROME
Brereton Shane - CHROME
Calvet Téo - TITAN
Coleman Ray - CHROME
Draganovic Alen - CHROME
Faas Steffen - CHROME
Forman Jiri - CHROME
Garrett Luke - CHROME
Gibbon Terry - CHROME
Gibson Martin - CHROME
Hahn Jochen - TITAN
Hahn Lukas - CHROME
Halm Stephanie - TITAN
Hecker Clemens - CHROME
Hemming John - CHROME
Janes Oly - CHROME
Kiss Norbert - TITAN
Klein Nagelvoort Erwin - CHROME
Körber Gerhard - CHROME
Koloc Aliyyah - CHROME
Kursch Stefan - CHROME
Kursim Andre - TITAN
Labadie Jean-Claude - CHROME
Lacko Adam - TITAN
Lenz Sascha - TITAN
Lenz Heinz -Werner - CHROME
Lohr Ellen - CHROME
Mäkinen Emma - CHROME
Marco Pedro Ignacio Garcia - CHROME
Monteserin Enrique Alberto Vila - CHROME
Newell John - CHROME
O'Rourke Tom - CHROME
Orsini Dominique - CHROME
Recuenco Luis - CHROME
Reinert Rene - CHROME
Robineau Thomas - CHROME
Robineau Jeremy - CHROME
Rodrigues Eduardo - CHROME
Rodrigues José Fernando Araujo - CHROME
Rodrigues José - CHROME
Rodrigues José Eduardo -CHROME
Smith Ryan - TITAN
Taylor Mark - CHROME
Vojtisek Frantisek - CHROME