26 September 2021

Norbert Kiss extended his championship lead over Sascha Lenz, Jochen Hahn and Adam Lacko as he added win number eight this afternoon. 

There was no challenge for the championship leader, as he claimed more points in the title fight with another pole-converted win. He crossed the line six seconds ahead of second place finisher Lenz and Hahn, who completed the podium. 

The top three remained consistent throughout the race, with none of them threatening each other or having to fight off the competition from behind. However, Adam Lacko and Antonio Albacete were on the charge to try and break onto the podium and put pressure the front runners. 

Albacete made short work of René Reinert, who started fourth, early in the race, holding on to finish the race there. Although he was ten seconds behind the top three, he was over nine seconds ahead of fifth placed Lacko, racing quite a lonely race. 

Lacko’s fight to fifth was a bit more difficult, as his first move on trying to pass Reinert through the Dunlop chicane saw him taking evasive action off the track. But he finally got the job done in the same corner, demoting Reinert down to sixth. 

The fights weren’t over for Reinert, who then had André Kursim, Stephanie Halm and Shane Brereton also looking to demote him down the grid. The racing got a bit close for comfort, as Brereton misjudged the gap between the pair and made contact with Reinert, putting heavy damage on the rear of the #77. Brereton was able to make the pass on the German on his second attempt and got himself up to eighth overall and claimed victory in the GOODYEAR Cup. 

Reinert managed to hang on to ninth at the chequered flag with Steffen Faas completing the top ten and taking second in the GOODYEAR Cup. 

Only one driver retired from the race, with Jamie Andersen unable to make it to the end of the 11 laps, as he was shown the black flag for repeated overspeeding.

Luis Recuenco finished just outside the points in the overall standings, but claimed his first Goodyear Cup podium of the season in third.

The last race of the weekend gets underway in a couple of hours, where Brereton will lead the field ahead of Halm and Kursim. Hopefully the rain will clear so 11 green laps of racing can get underway.