ETRC – 2019 Race of Jarama – Races 1 & 2
It was a successful day for Jochen Hahn and Adam Lacko at the final Saturday races of the 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship at Circuito Jarama today.
Recently confirmed champion Hahn took a convincing first win of the day after converting his pole position and taking his Hahn Racing IVECO to a remarkable and poignant 13thwin of the 2019 campaign.
Race two witnessed an action-packed 12-laps which saw two starts and Lacko come through to pull off a spectacular manoeuvre on Jose Rodrigues to take the 10-points.
Jochen Hahn took an emotional victory at the first FIA ETRC race of the weekend at Circuito Jarama this afternoon after winning from lights-to-flag.
The recently crowned champion led Antonio Albacete to the chequered to claim his 13thvictory of the season to date.
For Hahn it will be remembered as a special win as it came just two days after the death of his father Konrad Hahn who had been a driving force behind the formation and development of Hahn Racing for over 20 years.
It was a fitting tribute to the popular ‘Conni’ Hahn as Hahn took the chequered flag from home favourite Albacete.
Sascha Lenz took a comfortable third in his SL Trucksport30 MAN and was able to manage his pace in the later stages.
While the first three places saw a reasonable gap between the protagonists, the battle for fourth entertained the crowd throughout the 12-lap encounter.
Team Schwabentruck’s Steffi Halm led a train of trucks comprising Buggyra Racing’s Adam Lacko and Norbert Kiss’ Tankpool24 Racing Mercedes-Benz.
The trio lapped nose-to-tail for the majority of the race but any clean move between the three was not forthcoming and they completed the race fourth, fifth and sixth.
However, it was a close run thing and Halm took the chequered flag just 0.2s ahead of Lacko (who lost his front bodywork) and Kiss.
More on Race 1 HERE
Race Result HERE
Adam Lacko won a delayed race two at Circuito Jarama today after an event packed full of incident.
The Buggyra Racing Freightliner driver overtook Jose Rodrigues on lap four with a forceful move to clinch his third win of the 2019 FIA ETRC season.
Rodrigues had led away from the line at the second attempt but was soon but under intolerable pressure by a fired up Lacko who soon made the decisive race winning move.
For Lacko, it brought vital points in his battle with Antonio Albacete in the fight for second place in the championship standings. With two races remaining tomorrow the two are separated by just eight points.
Lacko led home Tankpool24 Racing driver Norbert Kiss as the Hungarian ended his points drought which stretches back to Zolder last month.
Kiss applied massive pressure to Lacko in the second half of the race but was unable to make a clean move to challenge for the lead.
Completing the podium in race two was Antonio Albacete who fended off a charging race one winner Jochen Hahn. This pair fought ferociously, so much so that Sacha Lenz in fifth position closed on to their tails.
More on Race 2 HERE
Race Result HERE
Latest points standings HERE
Source : Fia