15 drivers will line up on the grid at the Hungaroring this weekend to kick off the 2021 season
Fans will be allowed at the event this weekend and they will without a doubt be cheering on local hero Norbert Kiss, who took three race wins on his home circuit last year.
Challenging him in his quest for home glory will be Czech racer Adam Lacko, who finished on the top step twice last year in his fast running Buggyra Freightliner.
Six-time FIA ETRC champion Jochen Hahn is keen to add a seventh title to his glittering record and has worked hard over the winter break to get his new IVECO S-Way ready for the challenge ahead.
Sascha Lenz had a great start to the season last year and after the first race in Most, he was on top of the leader board. The team worked hard over the winter break and carefully modified his truck, to make sure he can pick up where he left off last year.
Another FIA ETRC champion will line up on the grid at the Hungaroring: Spanish driver Antonio Albacete with T Sport Bernau. The team tested the truck in Nogaro ahead of the season start with a promising performance, knocking nearly 2 seconds per lap off their lap times from last year.
Team Schwabentruck’s Steffi Halm has shown consistency with some encouraging top 5 finishes with the team’s brand-new IVECO S-Way last year, and the German will be looking to add more trophies to her tally this season.
Joining the line up in Hungary will be René Reinert and Don’t Touch Racing’s André Kursim, both racing IVECO trucks and newcomer Tom O’Rourke with the MV Commercial Truck Racing Team.
What we can expect to see in the Goodyear Cup
Last year’s edition of the Goodyear Cup saw several fast drivers fighting for honours.
German driver Steffen Faas impressed with a great run last year in his brand new SCANIA racing truck with the new Tankpool24 team. He scored 2 victories and 4 podiums in the Goodyear Cup and was on top of the leaderboard. He will be looking to continue his hunt for the top step this season.
Buggyra racing driver Téo Calvet was one of Faas’ closest rivals last year. The French racer took two victories in Hungary and he also scored his first overall ETRC podium as he finished third.
German racer Clemens Hecker was in the mix with the front runners too last year, and he’ll be keen to collect more silverware this season.
16-year-old Buggyra racing driver Aliyyah Koloc will return to the grid looking to build on her experience from last year.
A familiar face returns to the ETRC grid this season. British racer Shane Brereton, who won the Promoters Cup in 2018 will join the grid in a bid to repeat his past success.