ETRC - Kiss and Halm take victories on "Slovakia Ring Sunday"

17.07.17

ETRC - 2017 Race of Slovakia - Races 3&4

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Norbert Kiss doubled up on his weekend wins at Slovakia Ring on Sunday as he collected another maximum score to add to his Saturday success.

The double champion shared today’s spoils with Steffi Halm who also took her second victory of the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season.

There was action aplenty as the FIA ETRC field entertained a 25,000 strong crowd at Slovakia Ring on their first visit to the popular venue.

Adam Lacko continues to lead the championship standings after he took two podiums and a pair of fourth places in his Buggyra International Racing System Freightliner.

Race 3

Norbert Kiss claimed his second win of the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season in as many days.The Tankpool24 Racing driver, who to a convincing pole yesterday, qualified second after struggling for grip in the Super Pole session.

Pole sitter Jochen Hahn didn’t manage to hold on to the lead as he went three abreast into Turn 1 with Kiss and Antonio Albacete.  It initially looked like Albacete would emerge as the  leader following a storming start from the second row. But it was Kiss who dived down the inside and found himself in the best positon in to Turn 2. From then on the race was a one man show as the Hungarian controlled his pace and gradually increased his gap over the chasing pack.

Behind Kiss it was very close for most of the running with drivers in places two to five running very close to each other.

Hahn, after being swallowed up by both Kiss and Albacete, then guarded third place in his Hahn Racing Iveco to score his second podium finish of the weekend.

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Race 4

Steffi Halm, racing her Reinert Racing MAN truck, bagged her second victory of the 2017 FIA ETRC season in the fourth and final race at the Slovakia Ring this afternoon.

Halm, made it four different winners in as many races at the new venue on the FIA European Truck Racing Championship calendar to delight a large crowd at the popular venue.

It was Team Schwebentruck’s Gerd Korber in an Iveco who started from pole position on the reverse grid., But it was Steffi Halm, starting from fourth on the grid, who emerged on top as the pack went through the first sequence of corners.

Norbert Kiss, who triumphed in race three, went on to complete the podium. The Tankpool24 Racing driver made the most progress in the race, having started all the way down in eighth place.

Championship leader Adam Lacko brought his Buggyra International Racing System run Freightliner home in fourth, with Sascha Lenz completing the top five and claiming his best result of the weekend in the SL Trucksport MAN.

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