The FIA European Truck Racing Championship's front-runners offer a fascinating insight into how truck racing differs from other forms of racing.
Racing, Entertainment & Industry
The appetite for truck racing on the Iberian peninsula is considerable and Jarama has been the home of it for many years. Thousands of passionate fans populate the banks around the famous Spanish track.
Jarama, like Zolder, is a tight circuit which challenges the brakes and tyres of the FIA European Truck Racing entrants.
One man who is always the centre of attention at Jarama is three-times champions Antonio Albacete. A Madrid native, Albacete is one of the living legends of European truck racing and returns in 2017 with the Truck Sport Lutz Bernau team.
Last season Jochen Hahn edged closer to the 2016 title with a duo of wins while Adam Lacko and Anthony Janiec took the other victories.Cab’s Eye View
Each race an FIA ETRC driver gives us a unique insight into their view of the circuits on the FIA ETRC calendar – what is the track like to drive? What are their favourite sections? Even the best restaurants and places to visit in the area!
Jarama is Ellen Lohr’s favourite venue on the FIA ETRC calendar, so who better to give their unique insight into this circuit.
The first good reason to love the Jarama racetrack is that it is close to Madrid. I always try to arrive early for this event to be able to take a day out to enjoy this wonderful city in the sun, and this of course is the second reason I enjoy being here - the good weather.
But the most important reason, why Jarama is my favourite track in the calendar is the circuit layout which is just fantastic.
It is a venue which is made for truck racing and those who enjoy a challenge with its range of different and difficult corners. Then you have the elevation changes followed by corners where your heart is in your mouth, but it is really an awesome feeling.
Jarama is actually one of the more old fashioned circuits, unlike the modern Formula One circuits with their massive run off areas and so it has retained a real feeling of excitement for the drivers and the fans.
And speaking of the fans, this is another reason that I love coming to Jarama. They are really enthusiastic and the truck racing always attracts a big crowd in racing spirit, which makes it fun to spend the weekend with them, as the FIA ETRC drivers and teams are always happy to meet and chat to the fans – one of the best parts of this championship!
Of course, they are even more enthusiastic when you are Spanish – oh yes, this is for sure one point that every driver should be aware of...be careful about making any jokes or overtaking the local heroes, or the crowd won’t be too happy!
I look forward to seeing you in Jarama
FactsGet set for a weekend of action-packed racing at the Circuito del Jarama
These giants of motor racing, each weighing in at around 5.5 tonnes, take to the track once more and the sight of 15+ of these monsters thundering around this historic circuit is certainly something to see, hear and smell!
It is little wonder that this form of sport where heavy practical commercial vehicles meet motor racing of the highest standard has such a massive fan following, second only to Formula One on the circuits of Europe.
The GRAN PREMIO CAMION DE ESPAÑA is the final round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (FIA ETRC), which kicked off over five months ago at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Once again fans can look forward to two days of exciting racing with a full grid of trucks set to do battle once more to see who will be crowned the 2017 FIA ETRC Driver Champion.
There will be huge local interest with Antonio Albacete back in the ETRC full-time with the Truck Sport Bernau team.
Entertainment & Industry
Located at the heart of the truck racing paddock; the FIA ETRC fan village is developing into a real hub for race-goers to gather and it provides some great opportunities to get up close and personal with the drivers; including the very popular autograph sessions.
A local compere will guide you through the various activities taking place and there is a great atmosphere with music, entertainment and giveaways.
The fan village contains a seating area for you to relax and enjoy some food and drink, along with information and display areas about various aspects of truck racing including from the official series partners Goodyear, Mercedes Trucks, Krone, HS Schoch and Meritor.
There are fun activities for visitors including the ever popular Table Soccer and Slotcar racing, both sponsored by championship partner, Goodyear – look out for FIA ETRC drivers taking time out of their busy schedule to have a go on the games.
A key attraction in all of the 2016 FIA ETRC paddocks is the transport and commercial vehicle industry display areas where you can find exhibits by truck companies and related equipment manufacturers.
The championship provides an excellent marketing and networking opportunity, along with the chance to interact with logistics professionals.
Activities for Children
An FIA ETRC event always has a packed programme of activities for children and Jarama is no exception.
Jarama will be hosting a collection of these iconic motorcycles to delight petrolheads of all ages.
Over the weekend selected motorbikes will be presented in the infield of the track.
Decorated trucks display
Once again the FIA ETRC entertainment package will also feature a display of decorated trucks planned by the Event Organiser, showcasing the stunning artwork and attention to detail that enthusiasts have on their trucks.
A must see area for truck fans of all ages.
The Event Organisers have organised a VIP lounge offering the ideal surroundings for transportation and trucking companies to meet customers, business partners and employees.
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19 May 2017
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