During the closing race weekend at the Misano racetrack in Italy, the 33-year-old Norbert Kiss won his third FIA EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING champion title in his fire-red MAN truck, defending the colours of the Révész Truck Racing team since 2020. Kiss has previously won the championship in 2014 and 2015, and this year he takes the lead from long-standing FIA ETRC champion, Jochen Hahn.
Starting the final race weekend with already 10 wins in the season, he was in pole position to take his third title. However, it was not yet a done deal. With 60 points to play for in Italy, the top three was not yet fully decided prior to the race.
After a hard-fought season and six thrilling race weekends of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, on Goodyear tyres, Kiss confirmed his reputation as the fastest driver of his generation in the FIA ETRC, with 276 points overall in the book. Second place went to Sascha Lenz, with 227 points, and Adam Lacko completed the top three podium, 24 points behind Lenz.
Norbert Kiss, Révész Truck Racing team and 2021 FIA ETRC Champion: “This great achievement did not start with the first race, it started back in December in the workshop. Truck racing is much like Formula 1 as it takes a lot of technical development and finetuning to optimise the performance of the truck and how the different parts work together, including the tyres. It’s a great pleasure to work with the team and I’m very proud. Being a new team, it is amazing that we could build up this momentum in just one or two years, and take the lead in the championship. Competition was fierce, as we were all fighting for each victory, and no mistakes where allowed.”
Close racing within the Goodyear Cup
Shane Brereton won the #GoodyearCup, the truck racing competition for up-and-coming talent, also racing on Goodyear tyres. Aged 52, he started his Truck Racing career in 2015. This is his second Promoter cup title within FIA ETRC.
Until Le Mans, the Goodyear Cup was led by Téo Calvet of the Buggyra squad. The same weekend, promising talent Calvet became the youngest driver ever to win the French Truck Racing Championship, with only 20 years on the dashboard. Just 20 years after his father Fabien Calvet, won the same title.
Téo Calvet finished second in the final rankings of the 2021 Goodyear Cup.
Third podium place of the Goodyear Cup goes to another talent, Steffen Faas, he switched his racing career from cars to the big wheels in 2017.
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