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Sunday in Spielberg Part 3 – Lacko wins again

Spielberg - The weather wasn’t being kind to the truck racers and the 16,500 spectators - the rain continued to pour down in sheets throughout the final race. Once again race control had the trucks take two formation laps behind the pace truck and then two under yellow flags.
And as in Sunday’s first race, the polesitter – Ryan Smith this time – was able to pull out a gap ahead of the rest. The British MAN pilot was fortunate that Forman, who was leading the pursuit, couldn’t quite keep up.
Overtaking the young Czech wasn’t easy either, so the closest of the pack – Kiss, Reinert, Körber, Hahn, Janiec, and Lacko – simply slotted and followed the Buggyra pilot in file...

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Sunday in Spielberg Part 2 –Lacko wins in the wet

Sunday in Spielberg Part 2 –Lacko wins in the wet

If you thought the rain would at least let up before the start of Sunday’s first race, you were in for disappointment. On the other hand, you’d be equally disappointed if you expected the slippery track to throw up extremely spectacular contact racing. That’s because the truck racers had, during the warm-up, qualifying, and SuperPole, learnt all they needed to adapt to the adverse conditions.
Also race control had made adequate allowances for the circumstances, including two formation laps behind the pace truck and then two more under yellow flags, i.e. with overtaking forbidden.
Polesitter Lacko set the pace - a pace, indeed, that Hahn, who’d stood alongside him on the grid, simply couldn’t match...

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Sunday in Spielberg Part 1 – Lacko takes no-contest pole in driving rain

Sunday in Spielberg Part 1 – Lacko takes no-contest pole in driving rain

The forecasters were spot-on with their prediction of rain for the second day of this first round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. The sky was overcast, and the rain started the minute the trucks rolled out for the morning’s warm-up.
The lap times were more than 10 seconds on average longer than yesterday’s.
An hour later, when it was time for qualifying, the rainfall had intensified, and the lap times were even longer.
In such unpredictable conditions it was clear that nobody would be pitting prematurely to conserve tyres. Czech Adam Lacko’s (Buggyra Freightliner) 1:18.563s early on was good enough to put him at the top, followed by MAN pilot Jochen Hahn (GER) more than a second slower...

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