Reinert Resists Pressure to Win Race 2

31 August 2019

René Reinert resisted race-long pressure to score his second win of the season in race two at Autodrom Most…

Starting from third on the semi-reverse grid, Rene Reinert had a stellar getaway and only needed a handful of corners to find himself in the lead of the race.

From this point onwards, the Reinert Racing driver had to keep the likes of Antonio Albacete and Adam Lacko at bay with some masterful defensive driving in his IVECO.

By the mid-point stage of the race, the leading trio were joined by Jochen Hahn in what became a four-way battle for victory. Despite a close fight, Reinert kept his rivals at bay to clinch his second win of the 2019 FIA ETRC season after he triumphed in the opening round at Misano in May.

Albacete made a solid start from fifth on the grid and quickly moved up to second place in his Trucksport Lutz Bernau MAN. The Spaniard then went on to attack and defending for equal measure being sandwiched between Reinert and Lacko.

Jochen Hahn, starting from eighth, quickly joined the fray but there were no position changes in the top four until the end of the race.

Sascha Lenz went on to finish fifth, having started from the back following an unfortunate race one retirement. Steffi Halm and José  Rodrigues crossed the line sixth and seventh respectively, with front row starter André Kursim dropping to eighth after a Kursim had a disastrous opening lap.

Anthony Janiec scored points for ninth, having started 12th in his Lion Truck Racing entry.

Norbert Kiss had a race to forget with the Hungarian starting 14th and finishing outside the points in 11th

Gibbon Grabs GRAMMER Win

Terry Gibbon, starting from pole position for the first time in the FIA ETRC, was usurped early in the race was forced down the order in his T-Sport MAN racer.

However, the British ace managed to hold on to the lead in the GRAMMER TRUCK CUP and brought his MAN home 10th overall to score his second category win of the 2019 campaign.

Oly Janes [Buggyra Racing] and Fabio Citignola [Team Tankpool24 Racing] completed the GRAMMER TRUCK CUP podium with the remaining positions going to Eduardo Rodrigues, Erwin Kleinnagelvoort and Luis Recuenco who received a drive-through penalty that was later converted into a 30s penalty for overtaking under a yellow flag.

Jamie Anderson retired after going into the back of Terry Gibbon at the chicane early in the race while attempting to wrest the lead from his fellow Brit.

Dominique Orsini also failed to finish, parking his Mercedes-Benz truck on the grass at Turn 20 in the closing stages of the race.

Mika Mäkinen completed the race in 14th position overall in his Mad Croc Racing Freightliner.