Calvet victorious in final race and takes 3rd place overall
The French young talent, who is racing for Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing, had a successful final round of the European Truck Racing digital series season. On a virtual track at Jarama, Japan, he managed to win Race 2. Thanks to that result, he can now celebrate an overall 3rd position in the ETRC digital championship.
“Once again, it wasn’t easy. I was starting 5th, which isn’t ideal when you want to win. I even fought my teammate Adam Lacko for a while. Then, I managed to get ahead of him, and he helped me a lot, as he kept other competitors behind him. Also, thanks to his help I could get into 1st place,” said Calvet.
The 2017 European champion Adam Lacko was also pleased with his race. “I really enjoyed the first race a lot. I did a couple of overtakes and I had to watch out for every centimetre of the track. Almost just like in real racing. Then, into Race 2, I was starting 3rd, but I didn’t manage to stay there. So, I at least tried to keep others behind, so Téo had some space,” said Lacko.
The race at Jarama was the final round of the virtual truck circuit racing championship. Norbert Kiss has become its first-ever champion, ahead of Sasha Lenz in 2nd and Téo Calvet in the 3rd place.
Now, it is time for the European truckers to switch from virtual to real racing. The Czech Truck Prix takes place next weekend in Most, that has the honour of hosting the opening round of the European season for the first time in its history.