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2016 Rankings

1.  Hahn 408
2.  Lacko 373
3.  Reinert 221
4.  Halm 203
 5.  Kiss 194
6.  Janiec 190
7.  Lenz 121
8.  Körber 104
9.  Lohr 85
10.  Forman 76
11.  Smith 64
12.  Altenstrasser 27
13.  Kursim 27
14.  Vojtisek 23
15.  Kleinnagelvoort 22
16.  Robineau J. 13
17.  Rodrigues 11
18.  Robineau T. 7
19.  Brereton 6

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2017 ETRC

14/05: Red Bull Ring
28/05: Misano
02/07: Nürburgring
16/07: Slovakiaring
27/08: Hungaroring
03/09: Most
17/09: Zolder
24/09: Le Mans
08/10: Jarama

2017 French Cup

14/05: Charade
04/06: Le Castellet
25/06: Nogaro
24/09: Le Mans
15/10: Albi

2017 BTRA

26/03 Brands Hatch
23/04 Pembrey
04/06 Thruxton
02/07 Nürburgring
23/07 Donington
10/09 Snetterton
14/10 Pembrey
05/11 Brands Hatch

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Hahn news Print E-mail

Hahn news 2017

Copyright photos: A. & W. Bartscher

According to the Chinese zodiac, this weekend marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Few in the truck racing community will be aware of something like this, or take it seriously even if they were.
If the Chinese astrological forecasts are to be believed, Jochen Hahn is going to be extremely difficult to beat in this Year of the Rooster. (Hahn is German for rooster.) That’s ostensibly because those born in a Year of the Tiger, as Jochen Hahn was, will “by their energy, courage, and abilities” become “leading personalities”.
Should Hahn succeed in defending his title, the bantam from Altensteig would draw level with five-times champion Steve Parrish.
On the other hand the forecast also warns against Icarian cockiness resulting from successes the previous year – you could have your wings melt off should you try to fly too high.
That’s not the only reason why Team Hahn Racing is putting no stock in the zodiac – the team’s constructors are hard at work as they’ve never been before, preparing three all-new Iveco Race Trucks from the ground up.
In addition they’ve also got the customer trucks to get ready for the new season. The workdays here last 12 hours and longer – and Sunday is the only day off.
Few teams in truck racing are anywhere as systematically organised and as professionally equipped as Team Hahn; yet even this seasoned outfit is at its limit.
The crew at the Egenhausen workshops are presently building the chassis; the new Iveco cabs have already been stripped out and reinforced with the regulation safety cages.

LTR news Print E-mail

The Lion Truck Racing team is working for 2017

Team Lion Truck Racing is presently preparing several race trucks for the 2017 season. But getting the French outfit to reveal anything definitive about its plans is nigh impossible. The driver decisions haven’t been finalised yet, and negotiations with sponsors are ongoing.
That the Lion Truck Racing workshops in Toulouse are (re)building at least three race trucks is no secret, but it’s possible a fourth could also be in the works.
One of the emphases will once again be the French national championship. Following last season’s final race in Albi the team had invited a number of drivers for exhaustive tests, but who’s going to be racing what – that’s something the folks in Toulouse and Lyon aren’t very forthcoming about.
Equally unclear is the exact extent of the team’s potential engagement in the European championship. It looks fairly certain, though, that we’ll be seeing at least one of the yellow trucks in action in the ETRC this season.
In any case the team has what it takes to be competitive at the top flight. After the 2011 season Patrick Folleas acquired the entire equipment of exiting Austrian Egon Allgäuer for his new Lion team. The lion mascot may be a carry-over, but it was the heraldic animal of Lyon, where Folleas’s BFT logistics enterprise is headquartered, that provided the original inspiration for the team’s name.
Folleas mixed it up right from the start in the Coupe de France Camions, going on to propel his German pilotess Steffi Halm to the title, making her the first female champion in French truck racing.
For the last couple of seasons Frenchman Anthony Janiec in an MAN has led the points hunt for Lion in the FIA ETRC while also taking part occasionally in individual races of the French series.
But even there, Lion Truck Racing has continued its dedicated engagement with Renault trucks.
The French are among the most flamboyantly – and professionally – presented teams in the paddock, upholding the Allgäuer tradition. Their large promotional semitrailer, a cosy meeting place for sponsors and supporters, is one of the biggest attractions at every circuit.

Copyright photos: Xavier Martin

Sascha Lenz presentation Print E-mail

Sascha Lenz and his team prepare intensively for the new season

Copyright photos: A. & W. Bartscher

S.L. Truck Racing Germany is one of those extremely professional teams in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship whose members are all employed in full-time jobs that have nothing to do with truck racing.
It’s the participation of such teams that makes this sport so special – indeed, it’s because of them that it exists in the first place.
At the team of Sascha Lenz. it’s family, close friends, and relations that the young pilot relies on for support. They spend the bulk of their free time working on the race truck, be it in the workshop or at the circuits. In the season just past this labour of love bore rich fruit. Lenz made it onto the podium several times, finished seventh overall in the FIA ranking, and – not least – won the Spanish championship.

At present the team is spending every spare minute in its race shop getting the truck ready for the 2017 season. In addition to numerous mods and improvements, a completely new cab is being built and integrated onto the chassis. The team had to get by with a stopgap repair of the old one at the final weekend in Le Mans.

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2017 Dakar trucks - The results

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Pos Names Brend Time Gap Penalty
2 513 SOTNIKOV (RUS) AKHMADEEV (RUS) LEONOV (RUS) KAMAZ 28:17:22 00:18:58  
5 501 MARDEEV (RUS) BELYAEV (RUS) SVISTUNOV (RUS) KAMAZ 30:25:14 02:26:50  
7 503  LOPRAIS (CZE) STROSS (CZE) TOMANEK (CZE) TATRA 31:05:20 03:06:56  
8 516  SUGAWARA (JPN) SUGIURA (JPN) HINO  31:17:00  03:18:36  
9 504 STACEY (NLD) VAN DER VAET (BEL) KUPPER (NLD)  MAN 31:43:20 03:44:56  
10 518 MACIK (CZE) TOMASEK (CZE) MRKVA (CZE)  LIAZ 31:53:04  03:54:40  00:20:00
11 509  VERSLUIS (NLD) KLEIN (DEU) PRONK (NLD) MAN 32:53:47 04:55:23 00:15:00
12 521  SMINK (NLD) BRUINSMA (NLD) NIEUWENBURG (NLD) GINAF 33:07:24 05:09:00 00:20:00
13 511  VIAZOVICH (BLR) HARANIN (BLR) ZHYHULIN (BLR) MAZ 33:08:45 05:10:21  
14 520  ROTSAERT (BEL) CHRISTIAEN (BEL) STROO (BEL) MAN 34:11:32 06:13:08 00:20:00
15 508 KOLOMY (CZE) KILIAN (CZE) KILIAN (CZE  TATRA 34:38:43 06:40:19 00:03:00
16 507  VAN GENUGTEN (NLD) VAN LIMPT (NLD) DER KINDEREN (NLD) IVECO 34:56:27 06:58:03 02:23:00
17 525  VAN GINKEL (NLD) KOFMAN (NLD) VAN DONKELAAR (NLD) IVECO 36:18:12 08:19:48 02:20:00
18 536  TILBURGS (NLD) VAN UDEN (NLD) SNIJDERS (NLD) DAF 37:05:15 09:06:51  
19 515 SHIBALOV (RUS) AMATYCH (RUS) ROMANOV (RUS) KAMAZ 37:40:55 09:42:31  
20 510  DE BAAR (NLD) ROESINK (NLD) DE GRAAFF (NLD) RENAULT TRUCKS 39:45:37 11:47:13 03:06:00
21 533  VISHNEUSKI (BLR) NOVIKAU (BLR) NEVIAROVICH (BLR) MAZ 39:47:55 11:49:31 00:20:00
22 541 INGELS (BEL) RAES (BEL) WRZOS (POL)  MAN 42:30:30 14:32:06 00:01:00
23 527  ESSERS (BEL) COONINX (BEL) LAUWERS (BEL) MAN 43:34:05 15:35:41  
24 538  LLOVERA (AND) GOTLIB (BEL) MARTINEC (CZE) TATRA 43:44:01 15:45:37 00:32:45
25 539  VAN VELSEN (NLD) SCHOTANUS (NLD) HAVERKAMP (NLD) GINAF 44:26:55 16:28:31  
512  ARDAVICHUS (KAZ) BRUYNKENS (BEL) HUISMAN (NLD) MAN 47:46:17 19:47:53 12:00:00
27 514  VAN DEN HEUVEL (NLD) KUIJPERS (NLD) VAN OORT (NLD) SCANIA 50:52:14 22:53:50 04:00:00
28 529  ROBINEAU (FRA) MARTINS (PRT) BERGHMANS (BEL)  IVECO 51:10:20 23:11:56 00:20:00
29 535  SUGAWARA (JPN) TAKAHASHI (JPN) HINO 51:10:46 23:12:22 02:00:00
30 549  DE GROOT (NLD) VAN DE LANGENBERG (NLD) VAN DER PAS (NLD) DAF 55:09:28 27:11:04 03:28:00
31 540  SMULEVICI (FRA) COCKBURN (GBR) COQUART (FRA) MAN 56:04:23 28:05:59 02:25:00
32 528  JUVANTENY (ESP) CRIADO (ESP) GONZALEZ CARPI (ESP) MAN 56:43:33 28:45:09 02:55:00
33 526  VAN DE LAAR (NLD) VAN DE LAAR (NLD) HUIJGENS (NLD) DAF 57:02:45 29:04:21 07:00:00
34 546  DE GROOT (NLD) JOHANNES (NLD) GERARDUS (NLD) DAF 57:59:02 30:00:38 12:23:00
36 543  BEHRINGER (DEU) HENKEN (DEU) BERRIMAN (ZAF) MAN 65:44:16 37:45:52 06:00:00
37 542  BOUCOU (FRA) MARTINEZ (FRA) CAZERES (FRA) DAF 67:21:55 39:23:31 08:00:00
38 537  WIGMAN (NLD) EBBERS (NLD) SLIJKHUIS (NLD) GINAF 69:18:48 41:20:24 09:43:00
39 548  CALABRIA (ITA) CALUBINI (ITA) FORTUNA (ITA) MERCEDES BENZ 94:37:39 66:39:15 15:08:00
40 550  RICKLER DEL MARE (ITA) GIOVANNETTI (ITA) CINI (ITA) IVECO 98:54:39 70:56:15 25:00:00



2017 Calendar Print E-mail

2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship calendar

Red Bull Ring** (AUT) 13 - 14 May
Misano** (ITA) 27 - 28 May
Nürburgring* (DEU) 1 - 2 July
Slovakiaring (SVK) 15 – 16 July
Hungaroring (HUN) 26 - 27 August
Most (CZR) 2 - 3 September
Zolder (BEL) 16 - 17 September
Le Mans  (FRA) 23 – 24 September
Jarama (ESP) 7 – 8 October

*Subject to ASN confirmation
**Subject to circuit homologation

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