ETRC - Hahn and Smith claim Sunday victories at Misano

27.05.18

ETRC - 2018 Race of Misano - Race 3 & 4

Jochen Hahn added a second victory of the weekend at Misano on Sunday afternoon, while Ryan Smith claimed his third ever FIA European Truck Racing Championship career win.

Hahn reprised his Saturday success with a controlled performance in Race Three holding off the advances of fellow German, Steffi Halm. Four-time champion Hahn now enjoys a 16-point lead in the standings.

Halm ensured it was a famous IVECO 1-2 on the Italian manufacturers’ home ground sparking celebrations among the large amount of industry guests and supporters.

The first FIA ETRC meeting of the 2018 season saw a crowd of 43,000 soak up the unique atmosphere with the largest grid for over a decade offering an abundance of action and drama.

 

Race Three

Jochen Hahn took another race victory at Misano in Race Three of the opening round of the 2018 FIA European Truck Racing Championship.

The German, who extended his advantage to 19-points in the standings, mirrored his win from yesterday’s Race One to take another maximum 20-points as he led home Steffi Halm from pole position.

In what was a fantastic race for IVECO on their home ground, Halm shadowed Hahn after clearing front-row starter Norbert Kiss on the opening lap with an impressive overtaking move.

Halm completed her third race in succession in the points to claim the runners-up spot, while Kiss took his first podium of the season in third position. It was some redemption for the Hungarian who saw his third place in yesterday’s opening round chalked off for a technical infringement.

Rene Reinert soaked up major pressure from the Trucksport Lutz Bernau entry of Antonio Albacete to just beat the Spaniard to fourth position after a race long duel.

Read More About Race Three HERE

Race Result HERE

 

Race Four

Ryan Smith took the third win of his FIA European Truck Racing Championship career with a well-judged lights-to-flag victory this afternoon.

The British racer ended the first weekend of the 2018 FIA ETRC on a high after a difficult Saturday which saw him penalised and retire from the first two races.

However, a dominant display in the final 12-lap races of the weekend ensured the OXXO Hungary Truck Racing Team took the chequered flag 7.134 seconds ahead of second placed Sascha Lenz.

Lenz was able to cap a successful weekend which saw him clinch his first FIA ETRC victory in Race Three with a runners-up position in the final encounter.

The SL Trucksport MAN driver held off Antonio Albacete who tailed the German throughout the race in his Trucksport Lutz Bernau MAN and scooped as second third place from the Misano weekend.

Behind the top three a fierce battle raged as Andre Kursim’s Don’t Touch Racing IVECO jousted with the Tankpool24 Racing Mercedes-Benz of Norbert Kiss.

Read More About Race Four HERE

Race Result HERE

Click HERE for points standings

For Misano photos click HERE