Kicking off the 2023 Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship is the first race weekend of the year, taking place at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli from 20-21 May
Reigning Champion Norbert Kiss began last season’s title campaign by taking the pole position and the first victory of each of the two race days. The Hungarian ace will be looking to start his 2023 title defense in very much the same way.
After winning the championship titles for two consecutive years, Kiss’ rivals are looking to turn the tables and challenge the Hungarian for the crown this season.
Jochen Hahn and Sascha Lenz, who have been Kiss’ closest competitors over the last couple of years, along with the Spanish three-time series titlist Antonio Albacete, as well as the likes of ever-formidable competitors Steffi Halm and André Kursim will all be looking to dethrone Kiss in 2023.
The new season also sees the introduction of the Goodyear FIA European Young Drivers’ Champion category, open to any driver under the age of 30. The aim of the new category is to boost the prospects of young truck racing drivers and to find the FIA ETRC stars of tomorrow.
The highly successful Innovation Camp returns to the paddock this season, showcasing the latest sustainable developments and alternatively powered vehicles in the industry.
The efforts of the Goodyear FIA ETRC to make truck racing more sustainable and to utilise its platform to accelerate the switch to and acceptance of alternatively powered heavy goods vehicles have been recognised by an independent Motorsport Sustainability ranking. The Goodyear FIA ETRC was ranked 16th overall out of 105 globally recognised two- and four-wheeled motor sport championships, acknowledging the efforts of the series to reach net zero by 2038 and utilising its platform to drive change in the haulage industry.
The 2023 season is angling up to be as competitive and exciting as 2022 was. Tune in to watch the action from Misano live across the Goodyear FIA ETRC channels from Saturday.