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ETRC: season kicks into action in Hungary

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15 drivers will line up on the grid at the Hungaroring this weekend to kick off the 2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season.

Local ace and two-time title-winner Norbert Kiss surely has to be considered the favorite, having scored a hat-trick of victories on home soil last year, aboard his red MAN operated by Révész Truck Racing Team.

Six-time champion Jochen Hahn is keen to add a seventh title to his glittering portfolio and has worked hard over the winter break to get his new IVECO S-Way ready for the challenge.

Adam Lacko, will also be looking to add more silverware to his trophy cabinet following his 2017 title. The Czech racer will race his usual Buggyra-run Freightliner, for the second season in a row joined by a promising French youngster Theo Calvet and Aliyyah Koloc, also representing Czech Republic.

Sascha Lenz, who had a great start to the season last year and who was on top of the standings following the opening weekend at Most, should also return as a force to be reckoned with.

For 2021 the German teamed up with Brit, Jamie Anderson, and the two will compete as Team Löwenpower fielding a pair of eye-catching MAN trucks.

Antonio Albacete is another challenger with a title-winning pedigree who should be in the mix in Hungary. The Spaniard is set to enter his second season with the T Sport Bernau outfit, and is set to join the fray well prepared, having completed a promising testing programme at Nogaro.

Entering her fourth season with Team Schwabentruck Steffi Halm will also look for victories as she hopes to make a step towards her ultimate goal, winning the FIA ETRC title, this year.

For the first time, fans will be able to follow all of this season's racing action live via the FIA ETRC official website, as well as its YouTube and Facebook.
The live broadcast will start with qualifying and super pole, followed by the two races on Saturday and Sunday, and will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.