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ETRC: Kiss concludes title year in style at Jarama

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Norbert Kiss signed off his title-winning campaign in the 2023 Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship in style, taking two pole position and winning all but one race in the season finale held a Circuito del Jarama

The Hungarian five-time series champion (having secured his latest crown only the week before at Le Mans) concluded his season in style, taking both pole positions (and remaining unbeaten in qualifying this year) as well as taking three victories out of four races.

With Kiss arriving to Jarama already a champion and second-placed driver, Jochen Hahn, enjoying a healthy, 41-point advantage over Sascha Lenz, all eyes were on the battle for the final step of the podium in the overall standings, with only two points between Lenz and fourth-placed Antonio Albacete.

It was the Spaniard who started on a high on home soil, taking second in Race 1, but Lenz was more consistent over the course of the entire weekend, taking a pair of fourth places on Saturday and a pair of podiums on Sunday. Albacete was only eight in Race 2 and therefore he finished the season fourth overall, five points down on Lenz.

Jochen Hahn had a solid weekend, having stood on the podium after races 1 and 3, and his second position in the overall standings was never threatened.

André Kursim took his first victory of the year in the final race of the season and he managed to beat Steffi Halm to fifth overall, having finished the season with 169 points to his name, seven head of Halm and 17 ahead of Jamie Anderson.