Saturday in Le Mans - Norbert Kiss and Jamie Anderson win first two races
24. September 2023Le Mans - The fans had already started streaming into the stands and through the paddock as free practice kicked off at the crack of dawn. By noon, when it was time for the trucks to go out and qualify, Circuit Bugatti was positively bursting at the seams, with not a seat to spare anywhere.
Norbert Kiss was in his element, extending his 100 percent polewinning record this season to beat out Jochen Hahn. At the start the Hungarian just barely managed to beat his rival into the first corner, but once in the lead was soon off into the distance. Hahn and Steffi Halm followed him home. Antonio Albacete, Jamie Anderson, Sascha Lenz, André Kursim, José Eduardo Rodrigues, Luis Recuenco, and José Rodrigues came thundering after.
Race 2 had Steffen Faas on pole in his tankpool24 Scania. It was a position he lost in the first chicane, a smart-starting Anderson seizing the lead and holding on till the flag. Albacete and Kiss came in second and third, followed by Halm, Lenz, Hahn, José Eduardo, Kursim, Faas, and Clemens Hecker.