Once again the Promoter’s Cup podium was a hard fought contest in Slovakia last weekend. Over the duration of the Slovakia Ring round there were five drivers battling it out in the now usual close and exciting races.
Team Tankpool 24 Racing | Mercedes-Benz
Based in Nürtingen, Germany, the original incarnation of the team, MB Motorsport, has competed in the championship since 1997 with drivers including truck racing legend Markus Oestreich, Ellen Lohr, Jordi Gene and Steffi Halm. Tankpool 24 Hours Racing team is a relatively new entity which was formed at the start of 2013.
In a surprise pre-season announcement, current FIA ETRC champion, Norbert ‘Norbi’ Kiss joined the squad for the 2016 season.
The young charger, André Kursim, who had a tough season in 2015, with a best result of 11th in Misano and Zolder stayed on for 2016 and learned a lot from his experienced team mate.
The MB Motorsport team, which runs the Tankpool squad is headed up by Markus Bauer who manages a group of volunteers from the service area of Mercedes Benz and has also recruited the experienced engineer, Stefan Honens from Team Hahn.
2016 saw very much a development year but the class of Kiss and the Tankpool24 Racing team showed as they scored several podium positions on their way to fifth place in the standings and a race win at Nogaro with the great Hungarian.
For 2017 the team retains Kiss and teammate André Kursim and will be aiming for more development and engineering skill from their talented team, with Kiss in particular believing he can mount a title challenge.
- Norbert Kiss
- André Kursim
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18 July 2017
17 July 2017
Here's what the podium finishers had to say on Sunday at Slovakia Ring before the dust settled down.
16 July 2017
Steffi Halm in Reinert Racing MAN bagged a victory in the fourth and final race of the season at the new venue on the FIA European Truck Racing Championship calendar - Slovakia Ring.
16 July 2017
Jochen Hahn claimed pole position for race three at the Slovakia Ring later this afternoon after gaining Super Pole revenge on yesterday’s pole sitter Norbert Kiss.