Following two victories and a podium, Hungarian ace Norbert Kiss moved into the lead of the 2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship aspects standings. Leader after the season-opening spherical, Sascha Lenz, remains in opponents, three aspects down on the two-time title winner.
KISS ON FORM FROM THE OFF
The motive force of the red MAN bustle by the Révész Truck Racing Crew started off the weekend on high, qualifying on pole and converting it to a victory within the scoot that due to the wet weather prerequisites, started udder yellow flags.
As soon as the notice went green, Kiss opened a wholesome gap over the remainder of the pack and remained in adjust.
Within the aid of Kiss’ aid, Sascha Lenz, ranging from third on the grid, modified into as soon as striking stress on his compatriot Jochen Hahn. The pair obtained into an story wheel-to-wheel struggle with Lenz indirectly making a bold pass across the outdoors of Hahn going into Flip 15 and polishing off the overtake within the next corner.
Within the closing stages of the scoot, Lenz closed on Kiss, however the Hungarian managed to preserve his German opponent at bay, taking his third consecutive victory this season.
Within the 2d, semi-reversed grid scoot, Téo Calvet stumbled on himself on pole pole space. The young Frenchman didn’t fetch essentially the most tremendous of getaways aboard his Freightliner, with André Kursim settling into the lead going into the 2d flip.
Meanwhile, Kiss, started his price up the narrate, picking up drivers one after the opposite. As soon as he caught up with the chief, he ancient every high-tail of the notice to search out his manner via. Kursim did his easiest conserving him off but within the penultimate lap, the Hungarian wrestled his manner previous the yellow IVECO to determine on the flag. Nevertheless, submit-scoot Kiss modified into as soon as given a 10-2d penalty for the contact, which demoted him all of the manner down to third and handed aid the victory to Kursim.
DOMINATION CONTINUES ON SUNDAY
It modified into as soon as six-time FIA ETRC title-winner Hahn who secured his first pole of the season on Sunday. The German went 0.017s sooner than Kiss, with Lenz and native ace Adam Lacko sharing the 2d row of the grid.
When the scoot went underneath manner, Kiss launched an assault on pole-sitter Hahn, taking the lead going into Flip 2.
He then disappeared into the distance, extending the gap lap after lap to scandalous the toll road 21 seconds sooner than 2d-placed Lacko, with Lenz rounding out the rostrum.
Antonio Albacete started fourth and closing scoot of the weekend from pole space, with Shane Brereton alongside him. The Spaniard fended off the British racer and held onto the lead.
Meanwhile, Lenz, ranging from sixth on the grid, worked his manner up the narrate.
He moved up into third, passing Calvet and soon overtaking Brereton and coming into into 2d. He then went on to rob up with Albacete and made his manner previous the Spaniard.
Lenz remained in adjust from then on and brought his MAN house, with Albacete and Brereton rounding out the rostrum, making it 1-2-3 for the German producer.
NEXT STOP: ZOLDER
Heading into Zolder in mid-September, Kiss leads the standings with 84 aspects to his title. Lenz sits in 2d, three aspects down on the Hungarian, with Lacko, who so some distance gathered 69 aspects, polishing off the head three.
The Czech racer, regardless of scoring 5 podium finishes this season, is level-headed searching for his first victory of 2021.
The title will likely be decided over four rounds held across six weeks, with Zolder adopted by Le Mans, Jarama and Misano.