Lacko Claims German Hat-Trick and Takes Control of FIA ETRC Title Chase

02.07.17

ETRC - 2017 Race of Nürburgring - Race 3 & Race 4 

ETRC, Race of Nurburgring

Adam Lacko picked up from where he left off yesterday at Nürburgring by adding a third victory to his ultra-successful FIA European Truck Racing Championship weekend which was attended by an enormous crowd of 115,000 people.

The Buggyra International Racing System driver claimed a sixth win in seven races after he showed his legendary wet weather prowess to head home runner-up Norbert Kiss.
For Lacko, another maximum point’s score ensured that he now leads the standings by a healthy 46 points from Steffi Halm.
The fourth and final race today was cancelled due to an incident in a support race where one of the competitors leaked fluid on to the track surface.
The combination of the leaked fluid and wet weather made track conditions unsafe to race on.
Despite the best efforts of the circuit in attempting to make the track surface usable the decision was taken to cancel the fourth and final race of the FIA ETRC.

Race 3

Adam Lacko, driving his Buggyra International Racing System Freightliner, took a commanding win in race three of the Nurburgring round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship this morning.
The Czech further extended his growing point’s advantage over his competitors to points as he continues his quest for a first FIA ETRC title. He now leads by 46 points.

Tankpool24 Racing entrant Norbert Kiss finished second in his Mercedes-Benz, while Lion Truck Racing’s MAN of Anthony Janiec completed the podium recording his second third-place finish in three races.
The weather conditions improved slightly overnight and the early indications suggested that a dry surface could put an end to Lacko’s recent wet weather domination in his Freightliner truck.
Kiss won the Super Pole session and started from pole, while Lacko qualified only fourth. But come the race it was the same story once again as Lacko made a storming start which saw Kiss, Antonio Albacete, Jochen Hahn and the Czech run four abreast into turn one.
It was Albacete who emerged as a surprise leader from the scrap with Sascha Lenz in the SL Trucksport MAN making a remarkable leap from seventh to second. It was to be a very brief second for the German.
The Spaniard’s lead didn’t last long as he spun and took Lenz with him at turn three. Both managed to continue, but their chances of a decent result were over.
Kiss capitalised on the situation but Lacko was pushing him hard in second and Korber was now third, from ninth on the grid. Soon after, both Kiss and David Vrsecky ran wide exiting the final corner, with Kiss re-joining in fifth and Vrsecky loosing further ground after a lengthy trip through the gravel.