ETRC - Lacko and Hahn share victories on super Saturday at Misano


ETRC - 2017 Race of Misano - Races 1&2

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Adam Lacko and Jochen Hahn took a victory each at Misano this afternoon as the FIA European Truck Racing Championship again thrilled with some action-packed racing.

Buggyra International Racing System driver Lacko took his first win of 2017 as he claimed maximum points after a close battle with Norbert Kiss.

In race two it was reigning champion, Jochen Hahn, who took the spoils. The German gave cheer to Iveco on their home ground with a classy victory in his Hahn Racing truck.

The four-time FIA ETRC champion surged from fourth position on the reverse grid to take the lead within three laps. He then pulled away from the rest of the field to take an impressive win.

Steffi Halm stayed in touch with Halm in the points standings as she enjoyed a fruitful day with a third and second place respectively.

Race 1
Adam Lacko celebrated his first win of the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing season at Misano this afternoon with a lights-to-flag victory for the Czech ace.

Lacko, who took pole by just 0.001s earlier in the day, led home by 0.9s to register a maximum points score.

The Buggyra International Racing System driver came under early pressure from Norbert Kiss’ Tankpool24 Racing Mercedes-Benz entry throughout most of the 12 lap race. But Lacko was able to pull a slight advantage at the mid-race stage to hold off the double champion despite a late surge from Kiss as Lacko suffered from overheating brakes.

Held in glorious early summer sunshine the fourth round of the 2017 FIA ETRC saw the podium positions completed by Steffi Halm in her Reinert Racing entered MAN..........

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Race 2
Jochen Hahn put behind him the disappointment of losing a podium in the first race today to take a fine victory in race two at Misano this afternoon.

The four time champion drove a typically efficient race to go from fourth on the grid to the lead within three laps of the start.Taking a popular win for Iveco at their home circuit, Hahn overtook teammate and fellow Iveco driver Gerd Korber (Team Schawben-Truck) on lap two, before building a healthy lead to register his third win of the season and extend his points lead.

Reigning champion Hahn was never headed and took the chequered flag 3.3 seconds ahead of Steffi Halm.

Halm made an excellent start from sixth position on the grid and was able to overtake several competitors to place third by the end of lap two. She then overtook Gerd Korber to register second place and continue her impressive start to the 2017 campaign.

The race started in dramatic fashion as reverse grid pole sitter Jose Rodrigues (Reboconorte MAN) led away, but after running wide on the first lap, he allowed Korber through in to the lead.......

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