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Saturday in Misano Part 3 – Hahn lays hold of his third win of the season

Misano - The weather was just perfect when the lights went off at the start of the day’s second race. Polesitter José Rodrigues handily beat Körber to the first corner, but by the end of the lap had lost the lead and was down to 4th. Körber now led the field, but it wasn’t long before the „Bulle von Iveco Magirus“ was bullied by teammate Jochen Hahn into surrendering his advantage. There was no sign of the thrust deficit the defending champ had experienced in the earlier race; quite the opposite. Hahn quickly put daylight between himself and the hunting pack, and streaked away to a clear victory.
Körber soon had Steffi Halm bearing down on him, and she in turn had Lenz, Kiss, Lacko, and Albacete nipping at her heels...

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Saturday in Misano Part 2 – Lacko leads from start to flag

Saturday in Misano Part 2 – Lacko leads from start to flag

At the start of the first race it had gotten even hotter. At places the asphalt was measured at 60°C, which would prove to be particularly demanding on the tyres. Polesitter Lacko set the pace at the start, but Kiss kept up alongside, and it looked like the Hungarian could take the lead in the S-curve at the end of the straight. But as they entered the short straight, Lacko already had his Buggyra’s snout ahead, reaching the Rio, the first of two 90° bends, out ahead. Till the very end the Czech had the tankpool24 pilot – so characteristically – clinging to his rear crash guard, but there was no denying Lacko his first victory of the season...

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Saturday in Misano Part 1 – Pole for Adam Lacko

Saturday in Misano Part 1 – Pole for Adam Lacko

The truck race family here at the Misano World Circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast once again awoke to radiant sunshine early this Saturday morning. By the first free practice session at 9 am the temperature had already climbed to 25°C in the shade. The racers were fully focused on driving as many learning laps as they could in each session, which has been stretched to 30 minutes this season. The extra 10 minutes also allows for visits to the pits to make changes to a truck’s setup that can then directly be evaluated back on the track.
Adam Lacko was quickest in his Buggyra Freightliner, the Iveco of his chief rival and defending champ Jochen Hahn (GER) only a tenth slower. The trucks were all very closely matched, just seven tenths separating the top six...

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