Owing to 2 victories, Norbert Kiss toughen himself atop the standings following the FIA European Truck Racing Championship’s discuss over with to Circuit Zolder. Adam Lacko and Jochen Hahn claimed their first victories of 2021.
Kiss began the weekend on excessive, netting his fourth pole space of the season and changing it unswerving into a commanding, lights to flag victory. He then executed eighth within the 2d of Saturday’s races.
Came Sunday and it modified into as soon as the 2d pole for Kiss in as many days. Alternatively, the Hungarian modified into as soon as relegated to the abet of the grid following a parc fermé infringement, with Hahn inheriting the pole.
This didn’t terminate the two-time champion from striking collectively a memorable efficiency and charging thru the grid to rob the chequered flag in fourth.
The Hungarian signed off the weekend with a victory in Dart 4. With 127 capabilities to his title, he prolonged his profit over his closest opponent from 3 to 14 capabilities.
Following a solid weekend, 2017 titlist Lacko moved to 2d within the ranking and is now Kiss’ leading challenger. In Saturday’s Dart 2, the Czech took his first victory of the year, and then added a pair of 2d locations on Sunday to round out the a success day out.
Sascha Lenz began the weekend off on a excessive, ending 2d within the opening go of the weekend. This grew to became out to be his finest podium discuss over with of the Belgian round. Within the next races, he executed sixth, ninth and fifth respectively.
Hahn skilled a weekend of mixed fortunes. Following a solid qualifying resulting in 2d on the grid, the six-time champion modified into as soon as operating finest unhurried Kiss for the massive majority of the opening go, finest to salvage two ten-2d time penalties for exceeding the 160kph tempo restrict and slipping down to 12th space. Within the 2d go of the day, he additionally executed exterior of the capabilities, in 11th.
Sunday meant a exchange of fortunes for the embellished German. Following Kiss’ penalty, he remodeled the inherited pole space into his first victory of the season. Within the semi-reversed grid go, he crossed the road sixth, having began eighth.
Antonio Albacete had one other solid weekend, highlighted by a pair of third locations within the opening races on every of the times.
He remains fourth within the standings and with 79 capabilities to his title lies 30 capabilities down on third-placed Lenz and 16 capabilities earlier than Hahn.
The FIA ETRC circus is now living to switch to Le Mans’ Bugatti Circuit, whit the French round of the championship taking space in less than two weeks’ time. Absolute top a week after the FIA ETRC crews will switch south to Spain’s Circuito del Jarama, with the season finale scheduled for mid-October and taking space at Misano Adriatico.