2 October 2021

Keeping up his consistent one lap pace, Norbert Kiss has claimed another pole position ahead of the first race at Jarama Circuit. 

The usual suspects sped their way around the 3.4km circuit to land a place in Super Pole as 17 trucks took to the track for the 20-minute qualifying session. This circuit is well known to be a difficult one for truck drivers to break under the two-minute lap time mark, but Kiss put his marker in the sand after his first attempt was a 1m58s lap. It certainly gave the other nine drivers in Super Pole a benchmark time to aim for. 

But, as has been the case for most of the previous rounds, Kiss had enough left in reserve to make sure only he would lead the grid over the line later on today, with an impressive 1:58.203. His championship rivals kept him honest though, with Sascha Lenz setting the second fastest time only two-tenths down on the Hungarian. Jochen Hahn was a further four-tenths behind the championship leader in third. 

After his resurgence in Zolder, Adam Lacko has been one to watch in the title battle, and this fact remains true after qualifying one in Jarama. Lacko took fourth behind Hahn, joining the German on the second row, but was only two-tenths behind third place. Antonio Albacete rounded off the top five on his home circuit. 

After missing the Le Mans round to compete and win the title in French Truck Racing, Téo Calvet returned to the field to pick up where he left off. A great lap time of 1:59.650 saw him take the Goodyear Cup pole position and overall sixth on the grid. This starts him ahead of Le Mans race winner André Kursim and second-placed Chrome driver on his first appearance of the 2021 season, José Rodrigues. 

René Reinert and Stephanie Halm finished off the top ten, with the pair being the only two in the top ten to not set a lap time under two minutes. Jamie Andersen will start third on the Goodyear Cup grid, 11th overall. 

After delays to the track action due to Shane Brereton’s big incident this morning – both driver and truck are fine with Brereton finishing the qualifying session 14th – the first race at Jarama Circuit will get underway 16:15 race local time.