Season-opener in Misano
17. May 2022The European Championship roars back to life this coming weekend, with the first full season in three years in prospect. In recent years the action has usually started with the round at Misano World Circuit near Rimini. But since the event here was moved to the end of the calendar last year, the truck racers will pick up exactly where they left off seven months ago – on Italy’s summery Adriatic coast.
The entry list has 16 trucks. MAN’s reigning champion Norbert Kiss will be joined by marque-mates Sascha Lenz, José Rodrigues, Shane Brereton, Thomas Robineau, Antonio Albacete, Jamie Anderson, and Anthony Janiec.
On “home” turf, Iveco is sure to come on strong with its German quartet of Jochen Hahn, André Kursim, Steffi Halm, and René Reinert.
And then there are the four exotics to excite the passionate Italian fans – the two Scanias of Steffen Faas and Clemens Hecker, and the Buggyras of Téo Calvet and Adam Lacko.
The forecasts all avow clear skies and temperatures touching 30°C.