2 October 2021

The top three remained the same throughout the 12 laps of racing, seeing Norbert Kiss led Sascha Lenz and Jochen Hahn across the line to take his ninth victory of the season. 

Kiss added more points to his championship lead as he raced a clean 12 laps around Jarama Circuit, making it look easy as he took the chequered flag. He saw no threat from Lenz and Hahn behind, who too had a clean race to complete the podium places. 

The main fight came between home favourite Antonio Albacete and Adam Lacko, who were split by a fraction of a second at the line. Albacete had made the pass on Lacko early in the race to demote the Czech racer to fifth on the track, but Lacko wasn’t about to let the position go without a battle. He kept Albacete defending to the chequered flag, trying to optimise an outside line to make the pass. On a few occasions it looked like Lacko had lined Albacete up and had a pace advantage to get the job done, but Albacete defending spectacularly to take fourth by two tenths of a second. 

André Kursim, René Reinert, Stephanie Halm and Anthony Janiec completed the top nine, with Shane Brereton taking tenth overall and the win in the Goodyear Cup. 

It was a great drive from the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing driver who had, just after qualifying, been unsure if he was going to enter the race due to not feeling right after his crash earlier. The first place in class helps the Brit extend his Goodyear Cup lead over Téo Calvet, who retired from the race in lap 1 with electrical issues.

José Rodrigues and Steffen Faas completed the Goodyear Cup podium, after Jamie Anderson was handed a drive-through penalty for crossing the white line at the start and making contact with René Reinert. 

Anderson had been fighting on track with Reinert for seventh overall, and the first lap incident cost him the Goodyear Cup victory as well as valuable points in his title battle. He finished 13th overall ahead of the only other finisher, Luke Garrett. 

Calvet was joined by fellow Buggyra Racing driver Aliyyah Koloc on the side-lines of the race when with four laps to go Koloc retired. Heinrich Hecker also did not see the chequered flag, leaving only 14 finishers out of the 17 starters. 

The second and final race of today goes green at 18:30 where eighth-place finisher Halm will, once again, take reverse grid pole. Can she convert this pole into victory?

Full Race 1 results can be viewed HERE