12 September 2021

In the final race of the Zolder weekend, Norbert Kiss stormed through the field to take the chequered flag first and extend his championship lead.

The Hungarian driver was on a mission from the moment the lights went green, taking only five corners to get himself into the lead of the race. A great start saw him third before Turn 1, and his pace advantage on Téo Calvet and Shane Brereton had him disappearing into the distance at the end of the first lap. No one could challenge Kiss, and although second-place finisher Adam Lacko was running at a very similar pace, it wasn’t enough to put pressure on the Hungarian.

Lacko also had a great start and spent a few laps fighting with Steffi Halm before he could pass her for second on the track. He had started closing down Kiss in the final stages of the race, but it was too little too late and the Czech had to settle for the silver trophy.

Another incredible drive came from Téo Calvet who, after taking another third in the overall order, claimed his fourth GOODYEAR Cup victory of the weekend. This clean sweep of class wins has put Calvet ahead in the championship, holding a strong lead with three events left to go.

Shane Brereton, finishing second in class and fourth overall, kept him honest, but was not able to mount a challenge as he spent most of the race defending from Sascha Lenz behind.
For the entire 12 laps, Lenz was on the bumper of Brereton, but the Brit did an excellent job of defending and keeping the racing fair, as he made his truck as wide as the race track. No matter how much Lenz tried, he was unable to make the pass on Brereton, a fact that almost lost him fifth at the chequered flag after Race 3 winner Jochen Hahn made a last minute dash up the order.
Fourth to sixth was split by 1.2s at the flag.

Stephanie Halm started fifth on the reverse grid, but her pace wasn’t enough to keep the championship contenders behind. She finished ahead of André Kursim, Antonio Albacete and Steffen Faas who rounded off the top ten. The Tankpool24 driver also took the bottom step of the GOODYEAR Cup podium beneath Calvet and Brereton.

Jamie Anderson just missed out on a top ten finish and GOODYEAR Cup podium, coming home in 11th ahead of Clemens Hecker, who secured his first and only classification of the weekend. Aliyyah Koloc and Luis Recuenco were the last of the finishers.

The two retirees of the race were the pair involved in the first lap incident – René Reinert and Luke Garret. The two came together, with Garret receiving heavy front damage and Reinert going off the track. Reinert retreated to the pits and retired before the second lap, but Garret tried to continue. In the end, his front damage was also too much, and he too retired from the race.

The FIA European Truck Racing Championship returns to the track for its sixth event at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit in two weeks’ time.

Full results of today's racing can be found HERE