What the drivers said on Saturday at Slovakia Ring

15 July 2018

Here's what the top drivers of the Saturday's races had to say once the dust settled down at Slovakia Ring.

Race 1

Antonio Albacete - Truck Sport Lutz Bernau | MAN

“At the start, Adam [Lacko] had a bit of a problem and I manage to take the first place. Then it was very, very hard to keep Jochen [Hahn] behind. Whichever mirror I look into, his truck was there. I won here last year from the reversed grid race and I won now, it’s not a bad place for me! The track is very technical and the racing is good.“

Jochen Hahn - Team Hahn Racing | IVECO

“The qualifying didn’t go too well but it was totally my mistake. I knew that we have the speed here but we didn’t have a good set up. At the start, I think Adam [Lacko] had a problem with wheel spin and had a very slow start. Later, I think we’ve put on a good show for the spectators together with Antonio.“

Adam Lacko - Buggyra International Racing System | Freightliner

“My clutch was sliding at the start and I lost ground. After that it was fine and I could continue as normal. I was battling with Sascha [Lenz] late in the race. He made a mistake and I was able to pass him. Later, [Norbi] Kiss passed him too. I have a podium finish and I’m happy about that.“

Race 2

Shane Brereton - TOR Truck Racing | MAN

“I’m feeling marvellous right now! We struggled for pace at the Nürburgring and found a lot of silly little things that wrong. We fined tuned most of them. We went right through the truck last night, Jochen [Hahn] helped us a lot and it’s just fantastic when you have to work so hard getting everything done. It was really difficult keeping Jochen behind me. There was one time that I pushed my luck. I was all stressed, full of doubts but it all came good.”

Jochen Hahn - Team Hahn Racing | IVECO

“At the start, there was a big mistake and a contact in front of me so I could stick to the inside line and gain places – as a result, I was fourth after the first corner. It was a bit opportunistic, but you must do that when somebody makes a mistake in front of you. Send race of the day and a second-time second place, what else can I say? Perfect!”

Rene Reinert - Reinert Racing | MAN

“It wasn’t easy for me to driver here as most of my competitors have a track knowledge advantage over me. Initially, in qualifying, I had a few problems but the race was OK. I started from the second row and the start was OK. Shane was in front of me, I was trying to pass him, but he was having a really good race. Then I made a tiny mistake and Jochen overtook me. I would like to have a bigger trophy, the chance was there, but overall, considering it’s my first time here, it wasn’t bad."