Jarama
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Jarama / Spain Round 9 7 - 8 Oct 2017

Racing, Entertainment & Industry

Jarama
Country Spain
Date 7 - 8 Oct
Track Jarama

Introduction

The appetite for truck racing on the Iberian peninsula is considerable and Jarama has been the home of it for many years.

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. Unfortunately the Spaniard has been able to be a season entry this year, but hopefully he will be able to compete in his home event as a race-by-race-entrant.

Despite his best efforts last year, home hero Albacete was unable to take a win after Norbert Kiss sealed the title with a double victory, while Lacko and Hahn grabbed the other winners’ trophies.

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 2016 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!

Antonio Albacete is one of these heroes and hopefully he will be in Jarama so we can catch up with him.

I look forward to seeing you in Jarama

Ellen.

 

Stats

Country Spain
Date 7 - 8 Oct
Track Jarama
Circuit length 3.850km
Number of corners 11

Timetable

No timetable available yet.

Winners

2016 / Race 1 Lacko
2016 / Race 2 Hahn
2016 / Race 3 Hahn
2016 / Race 4 Halm

Facts

Get 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 penultimate 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 Jochen Hahn and Adam Lacko set to do battle once more to see who will be crowned the 2016 FIA ETRC Driver Champion.

Along with this two-way conflict for the championship, there is a hard-fought contest for the second runner up spot between René Reinert, Norbert Kiss, Steffi Halm and Anthony Janiec. Reinert, who has been a bit of a revelation this year, with a couple of stunning drives from the back of the grid, claimed the spot back from current champion, Kiss last time out in Zolder and Steffi Halm, who is having her best season to date could clinch it over the final eight races as well.

Watch out for our ‘Young Guns’ Jirí Forman, André Kurism and Sasha Lenz, especially the young German driver, Sascha Lenz who comes to Spain off the back of scorning his first ever podium at Most and following this up with another in Zolder.

Race Format

Each race is a rolling start for with a 70 km/h top speed for formation lap until the green light.
Saturday
• 2 free practice sessions of 20 minutes
• 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.
• Race 1 (12 laps)
• Race 2 (12 laps)

Sunday
• 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.
• Race 3 (12 laps)
• Race 4 (12 laps)

In addition to the four FIA ETRC races there is the support races of the Clio Cup España.

Entertainment & Industry

Fan Village

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Introduced for the 2016 season the FIA ETRC fan village, with is seating area for fans to relax and enjoy some food and trick along with plenty of activities has become a popular paddock location for race-goers to gather.

A local compere guides fans through a busy programme of activities including the official driver autograph session and the post race conferences with the top three drivers from each race.

Visitors can enjoy a race simulator, table soccer and slot car racing in the display areas of official series partners Good Year and UTA, along with information from other official partners Meritor and Mercedes-Benz – including the chance to get close to the sleek looking and impressive Mercedes – Benz pace truck.

Industry

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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

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An FIA ETRC event always has a packed programme of activities for children and Jarama is no exception.

Harley-Davidson display

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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

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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.

VIP lounge

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The Event Organisers have organised a VIP lounge offering the ideal surroundings for transportation and trucking companies to meet customers, business partners and employees.

If interested or if you have questions, please contact: Enric TRIUS enrictrius@camiongp.com Tel: +00 34 697 80 59 56

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Partners 2016

  • FIA
  • Goodyear
  • Mercedes
  • Meritor
  • UTA