Norbert Kiss secures fourth ETRC Truck Racing title
After taking his 13th pole of the season, the old champion became the new champion, as Norbert Kiss won the first race on Sunday, and took his fourth Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship title of his career.
In the last race of the weekend, Shane Brereton returned to the top step of the overall podium, celebrating a double victory, as he also won in the Promoter’s Cup.
With five races in hand, Norbert Kiss took the win in the penultimate Le Mans Bugatti race to be crowned the 2022 Drivers’ Champion.
It wasn’t as simple as usual, as Jochen Hahn was ready for a fight and made a great start off the line. He took the lead going into the Dunlop Curve and defended well from a pushing Kiss. Although second would have been enough for Kiss to take the title, it was clear the Hungarian wasn’t ready to settle for anything but first.
It took a couple of laps for him to make the move, but once it was done Kiss disappeared down the track, taking the victory with a comfortable 8.5 second lead.
The podium was completed by Jamie Anderson, who did an incredible job defending from a charging Adam Lacko and Sascha Lenz behind. Try as they might, the two Titan drivers couldn’t pass the Chrome, giving Anderson his second Promoter’s Cup victory and Overall podium of the weekend.
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Having started on reverse pole, Shane Brereton drove spectacularly to take the overall win ahead of Téo Calvet and Sascha Lenz in the final race at Le Mans Bugatti.
Getting the advantage off the line, there was nothing Calvet could do as Brereton disappeared down the road. About halfway through the race, Brereton made a small mistake that allowed Calvet to close the gap slightly on him, but by time the grid crossed the line at the end of the next lap, the Brit had regained the ground he lost.
The truck train started with Calvet, containing all trucks down to eighth in the field, with everyone running so close but unable to find a way around each other. Adam Lacko had split the T Sport / Révész Racing team duo in fifth, but when Norbert Kiss finally managed to make a move on the Czech driver, he suddenly found himself in a fight for sixth with Jamie Anderson.
With Kiss and Antonio Albacete finishing fourth and fifth respectively, they have secured the Teams’ Championship title for Révész & T Sport.
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