Norbert Kiss had his lap times from qualifying and Super Pole cancelled, putting him at the back of the grid and leaving Jochen Hahn clear for a lights to flag victory.
A Parc Ferme infringement disrupted the promise of a battle between Kiss and Hahn during the third race at Zolder, leading to an incident-free victory for the German. He made it look easy, pulling away from second-placed Adam Lacko to finish three seconds down the road from the rest of the grid.
Although Antonio Albacete looked to be making a charge on Lacko for second on the podium, the Czech driver maintained about a second advantage throughout the 12 laps of racing, securing his second podium of the weekend. Finishing ahead of both Kiss and second in the championship Sascha Lenz gifted the pilot of the #55 truck a great boost in the championship, solidifying his current third-place position.
Even though Kiss had to start from the back, he had a phenomenal run through the grid to end fourth at the chequered flag, under three seconds off the podium. He had some daring overtakes, utilizing every inch of tarmac available, and his aggressive driving got him up passed championship rival Lenz and to a great recovery of points.
The rest of the top ten saw André Kursim keep Stephanie Halm at bay, whilst Téo Calvet claimed his third consecutive GOODYEAR Cup victory finishing, and seventh overall. Shane Brereton was hot on the heels of the Frenchman, crossing the line four tenths of a second behind Calvet.
Lenz recovered to ninth on the grid, with René Reinert rounding off the top ten. Luke Garrett was just outside the overall point scoring position but took third on the GOODYEAR Cup podium.
There was a lot of action just outside of the points, with Clemens Hecker trying to score after yesterday’s disappointment. He had a great move around Aliyyah Koloc for 13th on the grid, but sadly due to excessive overspeeding he was shown the black flag and disqualified from the race. Koloc took 13th, behind Steffen Faas who also picked up a ten-second penalty for overspeeding, and ahead of Jamie Anderson in 14th.
A lot of contact in the first few laps left a lot of trucks battered and bruised, with repairs left to do ahead of the race later today. Luis Recuenco was the one to suffer worst, picking up a front right puncture as well as other damage which forced him into the pits to retire.
Full results of race 3 HERE