The 2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship comes to a close at Misano Circuit in Italy this weekend, with a grand finale of more spectacular racing action expected to see out the season.
The battle for the championship title will go down to the wire with three contenders still within theoretical reach of the crown.
Norbert Kiss, who currently sits on top of the standings, has a 45-point lead over second placed Sascha Lenz. Third placed Adam Lacko is 49 points behind Kiss.
With 60 points to play for in Italy, the Hungarian racer only needs 14 more points to wrap up title number three. Kiss has so far won 10 races this season and even though it’s not impossible, it will be a big task for either Lenz or Lacko to catch him.
Just behind the top three in the points standings are Jochen Hahn and Antonio Albacete. The pair is separated by 16 points heading into the final weekend. The Spaniard, who has been on an upward trend with five podium finishes in the last three races, will certainly want to hold on to fourth when the flag falls for the final time.
German racers André Kursim and Steffi Halm sit in shared sixth position overall. Kursim scored another win in Jarama taking his total to three this season, while Steffi Halm will be looking to wrap up her first win of 2021, after finishing second on the podium four times this year.
The final round of the 2021 season will see two familiar faces join the FIA ETRC grid. After scoring two Goodyear Cup podiums in Most earlier this season, Lukas Hahn returns to the field in Italy.
5-time British Truck Racing Champion Ryan Smith will be behind the wheel of the #81 MV Commercial Truck Racing Team MAN.
THE GLOVES ARE OFF IN THE GOODYEAR CUP
The battle for Goodyear Cup glory will go down to the wire in the last round of the FIA ETRC at Misano as well, as current category leader Shane Brereton and second placed Téo Calvet can both still win the title.
British racer Shane Brereton went into the weekend in Spain with a 35-point lead over Buggyra racer Téo Calvet, and whilst Brereton had a bit of a mixed weekend, he only lost one point and is still 34 points ahead of to the French racer. Calvet will need to work hard to close the gap and catch Brereton.
With 60 points up for grabs in the last round, third placed Steffen Faas is only within a theoretical chance of winning the title. Faas scored solid points at Jarama though, finishing on the podium twice and he will be looking for more silverware to see out the season.
Follow all the action live from Misano, starting with Qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
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