Friday, 21.09.2018 | Deutsch | English
Zolder This And That

The race weekend in Zolder, the 6th round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, propitiated the truck racers and their fans after the rainy weekend in Most a fortnight earlier. For the first time in Zolder there was a city parade into the centre of town. Enthusiastic crowds along the 8 km route of the convoy, which consisted of race trucks from both, the ETRC and the Dutch championship, brought the Friday afternoon traffic to a near standstill. The police escort did a great job of preventing a chaos...

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Sunday in Zolder Part 3 - First win of the season for José Rodrigues

Sunday in Zolder Part 3 - First win of the season for José Rodrigues

Shortly before the trucks moved into formation for the start of Race 4, the result of the previous race was revised. The stewards didn’t find Kiss’s attacks in the fight for 4th place acceptable, and so slapped 30 seconds on the Hungarian in place of a drive-through penalty. The Mercedes pilot dropped to 12th in the classification, promoting the seven drivers behind him by one position. That meant José Rodrigues was now on pole, and Anderson could collect one point for P10.
If anything, the punishment only goaded Kiss to yet another famous display of the art of the overhaul, as he stormed up to P7 in the first couple of hundred metres. There, his further advance was blocked by Lacko, the defending champ showing no willingness whatsoever to be overtaken...

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Sunday in Zolder Part 2 – Hahn wins race 3

Sunday in Zolder Part 2 – Hahn wins race 3

The paddock and grandstand had filled nicely when Race 3 began after a slight delay on this balmy late-summer day. Hahn was on pole, Albacete to his left on the front row. Right behind the German was his compatriot Lenz, and next to him defending champ Adam Lacko. This foursome eventually decided the podium between themselves. Hahn took the lead, and Lenz came away quicker than Albacete. For several hundred metres the yellow-green-black MAN and the red-and-white one ran side by side till Lenz got the better exit out of a corner. But the Spaniard proceeded to pile the pressure on the German and, two laps later, regained P2.
Hahn had pulled away meanwhile, and stayed ahead all the way to the flag...

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