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Coupe de France Camions in Albi, Sunday – Janiec wins the last race of the season

Albi - The weather on this final race day of the Coupe de France Camions in Albi in the south of France was identical to that on the two days so far – simply fabulous. The warm-up was scheduled for very early, even before the sun was up, and not all trucks were seen out on the track. An hour and a half later it was time for qualifying, and now everyone – including those hard hit in yesterday’s crashes – had to be up and going.
Fans who’d made their way to the circuit early were in for a real treat. The lap times kept dropping, and Renault pilot Lionel Montagne stayed atop the timing monitor throughout, going even faster on his last lap, only to see Thomas Robineau stepped up and snatch pole away by more than three tenths. Gregory Ostaszewski was 3rd...

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Coupe de France Camions in Albi, Saturday - Anthony Janiec is champion on a day with three restarts

Coupe de France Camions in Albi, Saturday - Anthony Janiec is champion on a day with three restarts

For the second year in a row the town of Albi, 80 km northeast of Toulouse, is hosting the finale of the Coupe de France Camions. The entry list is packed with 24 pilots, including the only lady, Laurine Orsini. Circuit d’Albi has a long history. Seventy years ago it hosted a Grand Prix of France; in subsequent years it was Formula 2 and Formula 3 that dominated the scene, followed by club races for both cars and motorcycles and vehicle presentations.
The layout of the 3,551m circuit encloses (for the most part) an active airfield, except at its west end, where the runway extends out of the loop. No flight operations can take place when a race event is in progress, and vice versa...

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FIA European Truck Racing Championship prizegiving

FIA European Truck Racing Championship prizegiving

This season was the first since 2010 in which the finale of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship was held at Circuito del Jarama, and so the official prizegiving ceremony on the evening of the final day was also held nearby. The location was a new one – the Real Sociedad Hípica Española Club de Campo adjacent to the circuit. But since the golfing estate can only be accessed via the A-1, the 300-odd guests were chauffeured there in shuttles.
Following time-honoured tradition, the ceremonies alternated with courses of the gala dinner...

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