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ADAC Mittelrhein Cup at the Truck-Grand-Prix

The Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring has always been about racing above everything else, and apart from the climactic round of FIA European Truck Racing Championship season the event also encompasses the races of the Mittelrhein Cup, the results of which count towards the British Truck Racing Championship of the BTRA. Here, as you’d expect, the field consists almost exclusively of Britishers, barring a handful of Dutchmen who also compete in the championship on the isles.
This year there were two MRC races instead of three as in 2015 (a normal BTRA weekend has five races). A massive 28 trucks were at the start, among them five that were also entered in the FIA ETRC. The MAN of the French brothers Robineau was one of those with the most packed schedules. While Jérémy was on the points chase in the ETRC, Thomas essayed the truck in the MRC, albeit just for fun - he’s a points contender in the French championship...

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Sunday at the Nürburgring Part 3 - ...and now Lacko wins when it’s dry!

Sunday at the Nürburgring Part 3 - ...and now Lacko wins when it’s dry!

Lacko doesn’t win only when it’s raining; he showed he can also do it on a dry track, and how. But it wasn’t easy.
His teammate Forman had, with his 8th-place finish in the first race, secured pole for the concluding heat of the Truck Grand Prix. But the young Czech couldn’t do much with this advantage. Before the Mercedes Arena he’d already been passed by a few. The race leader now was Janiec, followed by Reinert and Lacko, the winner of the first race having shot up unhindered from 8th place.
The Czech’s sole championship rival Hahn, on the other hand, stayed put in 6th.
Janiec couldn’t stay in the lead for much more than a lap; for the rest of the race the 123,000 spectators’ attention was focused on the fierce dogfight between Reinert and Lacko at the front...

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Sunday at the Nürburgring Part 2 – A win in the wet is just like Lacko

Sunday at the Nürburgring Part 2 – A win in the wet is just like Lacko

Sunday’s first race was preceded by a grid walk, the fans being allowed onto the pit straight while the trucks are shepherded into formation. That’s when the first few drops descended. When, half an hour later it was time for the start, the rain was falling steadily.
The race director decided to call for two formation laps behind the pace truck and then the first race lap under yellow flags, during which overtaking is prohibited. This latter decision played into polesitter Hahn’s hands, because ever since the Spielberg Sunday Lacko’s superiority in the rain has now been accepted as a fact...

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