Téo Calvet takes sensational first overall win in final Jarama race

3 October 2021

Téo Calvet claimed his first overall victory in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship and also took victory in the Goodyear Cup

With no rain falling between Race 3 and 4, the track was drying for the final event of the weekend. Calvet was on reverse grid pole thanks to his eighth-place finish in Race 3, with André Kursim and Stephanie Halm lining up behind him. 

Both Halm and Kursim looked to make the move for the lead going into Turn 1, but Calvet defended the position well, managing to stay ahead. This was the first and only time his lead would be threatened, with the remaining 12 racing laps going by in a blink of an eye whilst the Frenchman made the win look easy. 

Halm got the pass on Kursim for second in Turn 1, but however much pressure she tried to put on Calvet she couldn’t get close enough to take her first win of the season. 

Adam Lacko spent most of the race bringing championship leader Norbert Kiss through the field, with the pair finishing fourth and fifth respectively. Sascha Lenz was on their heels, coming over the line in sixth, but once again lost points to Lacko in the championship battle. Through this weekend’s results, Lacko has now jumped Lenz in the championship standings, taking second behind Kiss with one round left to go. 

Home favourite Antonio Albacete finished seventh, unable to make the same progress as eighth place starting Kiss and lead Goodyear Cup’s second-place finisher Jamie Andersen across the line. 

Jochen Hahn had been fighting well with Kiss and Lacko for a good point scoring position, but the demons that plagued his truck in the second race yesterday seemed to return. Puffs of black smoke were seen coming from the #1 truck in the penultimate lap, and the German managed to just hold on to take ninth overall. 

Steffen Faas rounded off the top ten overall, taking the final step of the Goodyear Cup podium. 

With Calvet taking home full points today, it wasn’t the best round for Shane Brereton. Finishing 11th this afternoon, the Goodyear Cup leader has lost a lot of points to Calvet. With one round to go it will come down to the wire to see who will take the Goodyear Cup title. 

A big moment from René Reinert saw him lose out in his fight with Brereton for track position, dropping to 13th behind Anthony Janiec. Aliyyah Koloc and Heinrich Hecker completed the final result. It was a good recovery from Hecker, who was spun around in the first lap by Luke Garrett, but Garrett, like José Rodrigues, was unable to make it to the chequered flag and retired from the race. 

There is a week break before the FIA European Truck Racing Championship returns to the track one last time in 2021. 

Make sure you’re tuning into to the races at Misano Circuit 16-17th October to see who is crowned the 2021 champions.

Full results of race 4 can be found HERE