Don’t Touch Racing

Finally back on the track

Date: 30. June 2021
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This year, the RONAL GROUP will once again sponsor the “Don’t Touch Racing” truck racing team of team manager Sven Walter and driver André Kursim by equipping the race truck with high-performance SPEEDLINE TRUCK forged aluminum wheels. After a long compulsory break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers can finally get back into gear at the FIA Truck European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC).

All participating teams were psyched to finally be able to race once again. The season kicked off on June 12 and 13 at Hungaroring in Hungary. Due to the quarantine regulations that applied until just recently, Kursim and the team were unable to participate in the two training sessions in April and May in the Czech Republic (Most) and France (Nogaro). “We practiced on an airfield once, and that was it. Of course, it was clear to see that the competition had already covered quite a few kilometers this year, which didn’t make it any easier here in Hungary,” Kursim pointed out. From this perspective, he considered it a success to have scored points twice on Sunday.

In the first race of the new European Championship round, André starting in the ninth position, the excitement of finally being able to race again only lasted a few seconds, with a break disk busting just after the start signal. During the second heat, a driver crashed into the track barriers. As it was going to take a while to repair the barriers and safety fence, race management decided to cancel the heat.

Sunday went a bit better for André, who finished the second qualifying with the sixth fastest lap time. During race 3, he arrived at the finish line in seventh place after eleven laps. In the final heat, he showed off his fierce qualities, taking 8th place.

The verdict after a break of almost two years: “We had a few difficulties this weekend, but we got a handle on them. With a bit of luck, the lap times may qualify us for the top 5 at Nürburgring.”

The next race will be held on July 16 to 18 at Nürburgring (Germany) – where spectators will be allowed to attend and root for their favorites.

We’re crossing our fingers for André and the entire Don’t Touch Racing Team!