The 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE concludes its inaugural Championship with a visit to the Jarama Circuit and the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team hoping for better fortunes.
Le Mans, last time out, was an eventful round for the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team, posting a seventh-place finish in race 1 which meant a front-row grid spot for the second race.
For the first time, this season Shane Brereton placed the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing MAN at the head of the field, with an overtaking move that saw off pole-sitter Henry Tyhuis and Teo Calvet at the first chicane, enjoying the lead for almost a lap before an error at the entrance to the final chicane allowed Calvet to take the lead, there followed a few more incidents and a 30 second penalty for contact with Allyah Koloc late in the race which placed the British driver in tenth place overall.
The Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team driver spoke exclusively to FLEET SPEAK about the Le Mans event and the preview for the season-ending round at Jarama on 16th August.
‘Le Mans was perhaps the most enjoyable round this season for the Apollo Tyres Tor Truck Racing team, we had a great battle to eventually claim a seventh place and to be at the front of the field for race 2 was quite exciting. Simulator racing is very different to driving the real truck but far less expensive on replacement parts given the number of collisions we have had. We are learning but having a lot of fun and giving exposure to the Apollo Tyres brand’.
‘Jarama is a wonderful circuit, it was home to the Spanish Grand Prix for a number of years, you have some good opportunities to overtake, there are some challenging hairpins but also some clear straights and we go there looking to end the digital season on a high note’.
The 2020 ETRC DIGITAL RACING CHALLENGE saw Norbert Kiss claim the Championship as he celebrated victory in the first race and then inherited victory in race two when Fabian Calvet was awarded a 2 second time penalty for an early race incident, the infringement relegating Calvet down to fourth place as he battles with Sascha Lenz for the runners-up spot in the Championship.
The races are shown live on Sunday 16th August, Qualifying is at 17.30 CET with the digital races set for 18.00 CET and 1900 CET so set your clocks and join us at FLEET SPEAK to view the RACES CLICK HERE.