Consistency pays for Norbert Kiss
Nürburgring, Germany, July 19th - The FIA European Truck Racing Championship headed to the iconic Nürburgring this weekend for round four of the series.
Defending European champion and current leader of the standings, Hungarian driver Norbert Kiss (Revesz Racing) scored crucial points with another win in the meeting’s opening race. Jochen Hahn (Team Hahn Racing) tried everything to dislodge Adam Lacko (Buggyra ZM Racing) from second place but to no avail. Lukas Hahn (Team Hahn Racing) was the first to hold up Kiss’ relentless progress by winning Race 2 after holding off the attentions of Antonio Albacete (Team T Sport Bernau). After a good start, Steffi Halm (Team Schwabentruck) withstood pressure from Kiss to cross the finishing line in third position. Undoubtedly motivated by his son winning Race 2, Jochen Hahn took his turn to honour the family name in finishing top of the podium in Sunday’s first race. After a major scare at the start, Sascha Lenz (SL Trucksport 30) finished as runner-up, ahead of Antonio Albacete.
The final contest at the Nürburgring produced a second career win for Jamie Anderson (Anderson Racing), an unexpected reversal in fortune for the British driver after suffering mechanical issues earlier in the weekend. Norbert Kiss and Steffi Halm joined him on the podium to sign off the weekend on a positive note.
Back in competitive action after missing the last round at the Slovakia Ring, French driver Anthony Janiec (Lion Truck Racing) finished just outside the top ten in the first three races before taking thirteenth place in the weekend’s final contest.
Following the summer break, the FIA ETRC drivers return to action at the Most racetrack in the Czech Republic for the second half of the season, a major meeting before the last few decisive races.
With one overall win, a podium and two top-five places, Norbert Kiss consolidated his lead in the European Championship at the Nürburgring. Jochen Hahn’s win in Race 3 moved him ahead of Sascha Lenz into second place in the standings. With just six points between the two drivers, the next few rounds look set to provide some exciting racing...