Kiss beats Lenz to the win in race 1 at Most

28 August 2021

After qualifying on pole, Norbert Kiss took the chequered flag in the first race at Most on Saturday afternoon.

The race started under yellow flag due to wet track conditions. After the first lap the track went green and Kiss pulled away from the trucks behind.

Sascha Lenz who started the race in third behind Jochen Hahn, put the heat on his fellow countryman right from the start. The pair got into an epic wheel-to-wheel battle and Lenz made a bold move around the outside into turn 15, overtaking Hahn into turn 16.

Lenz went on to hunt down the red MAN of the Hungarian, closing the gap in every lap. He caught up to Kiss in the closing stages of the race, but Kiss managed to cross the finish line first to take the first win of the day.

Local hero Adam Lacko, who started from sixth on the grid, made short work of Anthony Janiec and went on to overtake Antonio Albacete and Jochen Hahn. Albacete stayed on the back of Adam Lacko and the former ETRC champions battled for third place. Lacko had the upper hand and the Czech crowd cheered on their local driver as he crossed the finish line in third.

T Sport Bernau driver Antonio Albacete continued his consistently strong performance from Hungary and finished the race in fourth ahead of Steffi Halm in fifth.

Lion Truck Racing driver Anthony Janiec finished the race in sixth ahead of André Kursim in his yellow IVECO. 

Buggyra Racing’s Téo Calvet started the race from tenth after an admittedly difficult qualifying session. The Frenchman worked his way up into eight to secure the win in the Goodyear Cup and also pole position for race 2.

Like in Hungary, Calvet had a close battle with Réne Reinert, who rounded out the Top 10.

British racers Shane Brereton and Jamie Anderson completed the Goodyear Cup podium in second and third and finished ninth and 11th respectively.

Lukas Hahn who started the race from 14th on the grid showed good speed and finished 12th overall and fourth in the Goodyear Cup rankings.

Clemens Hecker, who finished 13th and Aliyyah Koloc in 14th, scored valuable points in the Goodyear Cup rankings.

Luke Garrett, who posted fast lap times in the warm up, rounded out the classification in 15th place.

Jochen Hahn who started in second, suffered issues with the engine cooling in his IVECO S-Way and had to retire from the race after only six laps. 

Tankpool24 racer Steffen Faas too had to retire his grey and red Scania with a broken suspension.


Watch the highlights of race 1 HERE