The spectacular world of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (FIA ETRC) has been thrilling fans year-on-year with wheel-to-wheel action across Europe.
The FIA ETRC events are organised over two days and made up of four “Championship” races at each event.
FIA ETRC Weekend Schedule
- 2 free practice sessions of 20 minutes (these sessions may be held the day before if necessary, in which case a 15-minute warm-up session will be organised at the beginning of the following day);
- 1 qualifying practice session of 20 minutes (Q1) for all the trucks
- 1 qualifying practice session of 10 minutes, called “Super Pole”, for the 10 trucks that set the best times during Q1.
- 2 championship races of 45km +/- 1 lap (Race 1 and 2)
- 1 warm up of 15 minutes
- 1 qualifying practice session of 20 minutes (Q2)
- 1 qualifying practice session of 10 minutes, called “Super Pole”, for the 10 trucks that set the best times during Q2 and which will serve to determine the first 10 positions on the starting grid for Race 3.
- 2 championship races of 45km +/- 1 lap (Race 3 and 4)
- The Grid for Race 1 will be set in Qualifying of Day 1
- The Grid for Race 2 will be determined by the finishing order of Race 1 (with the top 8 in reverse order)
- The Grid for Race 3 will be set in Qualifying of Day 2
- The Grid for Race 4 will be determined by the finishing order of Race 3 (with the top 8 in reverse order)
Those trucks not finishing Race 1 / Race 3 to be placed at the back on the grid of Race 2 / Race 4 according to: 1) the greatest distance covered and, 2) the best lap time.
There are 9 rounds of the FIA ETRC in 2016, with each of these rounds retaining its regional name, for example Round 4 of the championship, which takes place at the Nürburgring is called ‘Internationaler ADAC Truck Grand Prix”
Fans can follow the whole of the FIA ETRC Championship news, results and live action here on the website and via our Facebook page. We will also post details of the TV Schedule for each round of the championship on the website.
In each Race 1 / Race 3, points for all titles will be awarded to each driver and team properly entered with the FIA (Article 6 of the present regulations) at each Competition according to the following scale:
1st: 20 points, 2nd: 15 points, 3rd: 12 points, 4th: 10 points, 5th: 8 points, 6th: 6 points, 7th: 4 points, 8th: 3 points, 9th: 2 points, 10th: 1 point.
In each Race 2 / Race 4, points for all titles will be awarded to each driver and team properly entered with the FIA at each Competition according to the following scale:
1st: 10 points, 2nd: 9 points, 3rd: 8 points, 4th: 7 points, 5th: 6 points, 6th: 5 points, 7th: 4 points, 8th: 3 points, 9th: 2 points, 10th: 1 point.
The Drivers’ Championship
There are 2 types of competitor in the FIA ETRC Drivers’ Championship
- Season entrants – these are the drivers who expect to appear at all 9 rounds of the championship. In 2016 the season entrants were Norbert Kiss; Adam Lacko; Jochen Hahn, Jiri Forman, René Reinert, Anthony Janiec, Steffi Halm, Ellen Lohr, Erwin Kleinnagelvoort, Frankie Vojtisek, Eduardo Rodrigues, Sascha Lenz and André Kurism.
- Race-by-Race entrants – fans will see some of the race-by-race competitors at a number of rounds of the FIA ETRC, so drivers can feature quite high up in the Drivers’ Championship. Other race-by-race entrants just do one or two rounds, usually in their native countries. However, we always welcome a contingent of drivers from the British Truck Racing Championship, who cross the channel to participate in the FIA ETRC round at Nürburgring
The Team Championship
The FIA ETRC also has a Team Championship, with each entrant consisting of 2 drivers. So teams that only have 1 season entrant can become partners to enter the Teams Championship. 2016 had the following entrants list:
- Lion Truck Racing/Lenz: Sascha Lenz and Anthony Janiec
- Team Reinert Adventure: Jochen Hahn and René Reinert
- Wow! Women on Wheels: Ellen Lohr and Steffi Halm
- Tankpool 24 Racing: Norbert Kiss and Andre Kursim
- Buggyra 1969: Jiri Forman and Adam Lacko
As well as a packed programme of truck racing, fans can also enjoy plenty of other on-track action including various support races, parades and stunt driving displays.