What the Drivers Said on Saturday at Zolder

16 September 2018

Read what the podium visitors said about their Saturday races.....

Race 1

1st Antonio Albacete – Trucksport Lutz Bernau | MAN

"Adam was able to get in front of Jochen and I know that Jochen has a good speed in the first laps. I guess it looked easy but these races never are. I got a little lead in the early laps and just tried to just concentrate to not make any mistakes in the last laps and get home. It was perfect, and I am really thankful to the team for another great job.”

2nd Adam Lacko – Buggyra International Racing System | Freightliner

"In the first corner someone touched Jochen and I used this opportunity to pass him and I then go behind Antonio who was fast.

“Jochen was then always behind me  and a few times he tried to pass at the chicane and it was a good fight and we both made space, so it was fair play.”

3rd Jochen Hahn – Team Hahn Racing | IVECO

"Someone pushed me at the first corner and I went wide and Adam got through and Rene (Reinert) also nearly went through too.

“I then had big fight with Adam for second and it was fair racing. We went through the chicane together and there were no problems. I’m quite happy to get the podium 

Race 2

1st Steffi Halm – Team Schwabentruck | IVECO

"I knew I needed a good start to have a chance at the first corner but I did it. Then I tried to push to open a gap but we are both driving IVECO’s and I knew it would be difficult.

“It was clear we were good today and it was a case of keeping focused and concentrated to not lose anything. It all worked and I am really happy for the team and of course IVECO today.”

2nd Jochen Hahn – Team Hahn Racing | IVECO

“Actually I was lucky because I went through after mistakes from other drivers (Reinert and Kursim) but I made the most and waited to go through after pressure.

“It was a good battle with Rene, he blocked but it was all fair. Great day for IVECO, a nice one to get an all-IVECO podium.”

3rd Andre Kursim – Don’t Touch Racing |IVECO

“I knew it would not be easy for me today even from pole and at the first corner Steffi and I were side-by-side and she got a little in front in to the second corner.

“I went in the gravel a little but stayed second and had a good race. At the end Jochen (Hahn) overtook and I had a few little problems with the brakes but Jochen pushed hard and got by. But third is quite nice especially as IVECO is 1-2-3 on the podium today.”