16 September 2021

Téo Calvet stole the show at Zolder with a clean sweep of 4 victories in the Goodyear Cup

The French driver was on top of his game during round five of the FIA ETRC at Zolder, where he secured a superb run of four consecutive category wins.  

Calvet started race 1 behind category rival Shane Brereton. The pair got into a battle in the first lap, which saw the Brit cutting a corner and gaining an advantage. Even though he got instructed by the race director to hand the place back, Brereton stayed ahead of Calvet until the chequered flag fell. He was handed a 10-second penalty which lost him the win and also a potential podium, had he handed the place back during the race.

Race 2 got off to a tricky start under yellow flags due to the wet track conditions. Téo drove a solid race from the front and secured his second win in the Goodyear Cup and third overall. 

The battle with his closest rival Shane Brereton was well and truly on from the start of race 3 as Brereton put the pressure on Calvet. The British racer had the upper hand at the start as Calvet ran wide and got past. It wasn’t long until the Frenchman fought back and overtook Brereton. He drove home his third win, crossing the line four-tenths of a second clear of the British driver.

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. 

‘It’s unbelievable, four wins in the Goodyear Cups and two overall podiums this weekend, I’m really happy,” said Calvet. “We had a good pace throughout the weekend and I’m really happy with my performance. It looks like we’re all very closely together. It will be a good fight this season.”

Shane Brereton has clearly underlined, that the Goodyear Cup crown won’t be decided without him having a big say. “Téo and I have had a lot of battles this weekend, it’s definitely hotting up,” said the Brit. The purple MAN was in the mix with the front runners, putting in consistently fast times, leaving Zolder with 3 second place finishes, and a fourth finish overall.

Fellow British racer Jamie Anderson made a step forward from the issues he had at Most, and was back on the podium at the first race at Zolder. He was on a charge and did not take the pressure off Calvet throughout the race, making sure he ended second on the Goodyear Cup podium. Anderson scored another podium in race 2 after a somewhat eventful 12-lap race, which saw the Brit battling with Norbert Kiss, who was on a charge from behind. Anderson defended well, giving the Hungarian driver a hard time in getting past. Anderson missed out on a podium in the last race of the weekend, but took away a good amount of points from Zolder.


Tankpool24 driver Steffen Faas started the weekend off with some issues in qualifying, which saw him start race 1 at the back of the grid. However the German racer had an incredibly race, climbing up the order to claim third in the Goodyear Cup podium. A penalty for overspeding in race 3 saw put him back in the rankings but he made up for in in the last race where he secured another third place. 

“This weekend was very hard, we had technical issues and didn’t start off very well. We kept our head down though and worked hard. To come away with two podiums is great.”

Aliyyah Koloc had a solid weekend at Zolder with some great wheel-to-wheel battles. The Buggyra racing driver took 28 points from four race finishes into the next round.

For Clemens Hecker it was a weekend to forget at Zolder. A technical issue in qualifying on Saturday meant, the German driver had to sit out both races as the truck wasn’t ready on time. Hecker started off well in the first race on Sunday with a great move around Aliyyah Koloc for 13th on the grid, but due to overspeeding he was shown the black flag and disqualified from the race. He took his first and only classification in the last race of the weekend.

Luke Garrett suffered some technical issues with the truck but ended the weekend on a high with a third place in the Goodyear Cup. “We’ve had some teething problems since Most,” said the British driver. “We had a technical issue with the gearstick and throttle paddle this weekend and to get it all ironed out and finish on the podium is amazing.”


Race-by-race entrant Luis Recuenco had a mixed weekend at Zolder. The Spanish driver showed good pace, but he could only finish two races as a puncture and technical issues forced him to retire twice.  

Le Mans is the next stop for the FIA European Truck Racing Championship’s competitors on 25/26 September, where it will be all to play for again in the Goodyear Cup.

Check out the latest standings HERE