Jochen Hahn took a commanding victory at the Slovakia Ring, leading Rene Reinert and Steffi Halm in an IVECO 1-2-3…
Jochen Hahn took a commanding, lights to flag victory in the third race of the weekend at the Slovakia Ring, completing a 1-2-3 for IVECO, with Rene Reienrt and Steffi Halm sealing an all-German podium.
Pole sitter Hahn had Norbert Kiss for company on front row of the grid and the reigning champion executed a smooth getaway, while his fellow front row starter immediately dropped down the order when the lights went green.
Starting from third, Rene Reinert enjoyed a solid start aboard his Reinert Racing IVECO and even briefly challenged Hahn for the lead in the early running. But Hahn kept Reinert at bay and managed to open up a 2.5s gap on an untroubled drive to clinch his sixth victory of the season.
Steffi Halm made up two places during the opening lap exchanges and brought her Team Schwabentruck machine home in third, to record her third consecutive podium finish at Slovakiaring, a circuit where she has enjoyed notable success in the past.
It was behind Halm where the closest battle took place as Adam Lacko and Norbert Kiss entertained the large crowd with a close fight. At one point there was contact between the two in Turn 11 as Lacko got two wheels on the grass. The hair-raising incident was sent for review by the stewards.
Andre Kursim ended up where he started on the grid in sixth aboard his Don’t Touch Racing IVECO.
Antonio Albacete and Sascha Lenz, who shared the fourth row of the grid, swapped places on the opening lap and went on to finish in that order, with Albacete claiming points for seventh, while Lenz will take the provisional semi-reverse grid pole.
Anderson Doubles Up in GRAMMER TRUCK CUP
Jamie Anderson claimed his second GRAMMER TRUCK CUP victory in as many days to chip further in to title rival Oly Janes' points lead.
The Anderson Racing entrant started 11th, behind his rivals Luis Recuenco and Oly Janes on the grid. However, he gained two places early on with decisive moves, pulled out a gap to Janes and maintained his lead till the end, netting ninth overall and first in the GRAMMER TRUCK CUP category.
Oly Janes of Buggyra Racing claimed second with Luis Recuenco completing the GRAMMER podium in Race 4.
Fabio Citignola finished fourth despite bringing his Mercedes-Benz truck into the pits on the final tour of the race with an issue.
Eduardo Rodrigues was the final finisher in 13th, with Dominique Orsini being a non-starter due to a technical issue on his Mercedes-Benz truck.
Die Bullen von IVECO Magirus [Hahn/Halm] took the teams honours, with Buggyra Racing [Lacko/Janes] placing second and Löwen Power [Lenz/Albacete] in third position.