Friday at the Hungaroring
11. June 2021Hungaroring - The European truck racing season is upon us in earnest. Last weekend it was the opening rounds of the British and French championships; this weekend the FIA European Truck Racing Championship kicks off at the Hungaroring near Budapest.
Thursday night saw a violent thunderstorm roll in over the Ring. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the teams, many of whom hadn’t seen each other for more than a year. The tents stood their ground, and the atmosphere in the paddock laid back – after all, the only items on the agenda were the scrutineering and the drivers’ briefing, this via videoconference.
The teams took turns at weighing their fully fuelled trucks on the official FIA-calibrated weighpads, and making adjustments as necessary.
It will be considerably cooler on the first race day tomorrow, and cloudbursts are never far away.