German driver Jochen Hahn rose to victory again on the last FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2018 race of the season in Jarama, Spain. The newly crowned champion had the control over the twelve laps race while driving his Hahn Racing IVECO, achieving his twelfth victory of the season. The German pilot was able to hold Antonio Albacete on a leash on the first stages, opening up a breach between him and the local hero that grew exponentially bigger with each lap.
Adam Lacko finished third on his Buggyra International Racing System Freightliner, even though he had every chance to go for the second place, held by Albacete. Norbert Kiss, who was fighting hard for the fourth place, ended up being surpassed by the SL Trucksport MAN driven by Sascha Lenz on the sixth lap. The Tankpool24 Racing Mercedes-Benz driver (Kiss) wasn’t able to keep the flow and eventually had to retire from the race during the eight-lap. René Reinert was fifth after he left José Rodrigues behind around the middle of the race, and Rodriguez ended on the sixth place
On the other hand, on the GRAMMER TRUCK Cup, Brereton got his well-deserved victory, with Oly Janes taking the second place for Buggyra International Racing System after Steffen Faas from Tankpool24 Racing and Jamie Anderson from Anderson Racing MAN were given a 10-second penalty due to his speed excess. These penalties also gave British driver Terry Gibbon the third place.
On the last race of the day (and of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2018) René Reinert rose victorious with a well-played strategy during the whole race, ending his superb weekend with two victories that positioned him as one of the best pilots of the whole world (some folks may say that he is the absolute best).
The French’s leadership on this race was given to him on the sixth lap, when he carved his way through his competitors and made his own way leaving Brereton behind. At the same time, José Rodrigues advanced to the third place and passed the RS Racing and tried his luck against Reinert, but the German pilot kept his cool and took home his fourth victory of the season.
On the GRAMMER CUP TRUCK, Brereton got his nineteenth victory to impose his total domination over the competition, having won Le Mans and now GRAMMER CUP TRUCK. A complete and balanced pilot can do all sorts of things. Will we see him on a rally competition? (It didn’t quite work out for Schumacher, but who knows, maybe truck drivers can do things Formula 1 guys can’t). Seems like a good idea for him to try it out at least.
The team points were given between the Die Bullen von IVECO Magirus Team from Hahn and Halm, the team that ended up being first, Lenz and Reinert’s Team Reinert Adventures took the second place, and Reboconort team got to the third place with the efforts from José Rodrigues and Eduardo Rodrigues, his father.