Kiss seals title in style!
Le Mans, France, September 27th - Having managed to win at least one race at every round so far this year, Hungarian driver Norbert Kiss (Revesz Racing) has made his flamboyant approach and an ability to score heavily whenever the opportunity presents itself very familiar to onlookers this season.
It was hard to imagine he would approach things any differently at the penultimate round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, held as part of the Le Mans 24-Hour Truck race, especially as he had the chance to seal his fourth ETRC title. He made clear to all present his determination to win the title in France as he grabbed the opening pole position, which he obviously then converted into a race win but the fourth place secured by his one remaining rival, Jochen Hahn, was enough to delay the moment of glory. Runner-up in race two, behind French local hero Téo Calvet, Kiss nonetheless made a decisive step towards another, deserved title.
He claimed another pole position for the weekend’s third contest before winning the race with little resistance to seal his fourth ETRC crown with five races of the season still to go. A supremely dominant performance from the Hungarian! Shane Bereton took the final victory of the weekend in race four, finishing ahead of Téo Calvet and Sascha Lenz, meaning that the outcome of the Promoter’s Cup will not be decided until the final round of the season in Jarama (1-2 October). Finally, a mention for Lion Truck Racing and their driver Jonathan André, who were competing in the French Truck Racing Championship in Le Mans. Team and driver enjoyed a very successful weekend, since they managed to finish third and first in races 1 and 2!
With the title wrapped up by Norbert Kiss, the only remaining uncertainty concerns the identity of the overall winner of the Promoter’s Cup. Although French driver Téo Calvet seems to have one hand on the cup, Jamie Anderson and Shane Bereton will be doing their utmost to wrestle it from him in five days’ time at the Jarama racetrack, in Spain.