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Le 06 mai 2020

Revue de presse : ETRC | Meet the Grid

With its distinctive yellow MAN truck, Lyon based Lion Truck Racing and Frenchman Anthony Janiec have been racing in the ETRC since 2015

Through his passion for trucks and his involvement in the transport industry, its late owner, monsieur Patrick Folléas, who sadly passed away in January 2020 acquired the Lion Truck Racing team in 2012. An outstanding entrepreneur and boss, he quickly became a pillar of truck racing and lead his team to 6 French Championship titles in only 8 years. The team is managed by Jonathan André and the engineering is taken care of by Pascal Calas.

Anthony Janiec has been racing trucks since 2007 when he competed with Team 14 in both the French and European series before teaming up with Lion Truck Racing in 2015. Since then he made several FIA ETRC appearances each year, proving that on his day he can be one of the quickest truck racers out there. He's especially formidable in the wet.

The rapid Frenchman learned his race craft in Formula 3, on occasion sharing track with the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Sébastien Buemi.

In his first season with Lion Truck Racing in 2015 Janiec finished 7th in the ETRC overall standings, which included taking a memorable win and a second place on home ground at Nogaro as well as two third places.

Janiec kicked off the 2016 season with a second place at the opening race in Austria, scoring 3 more podiums and a victory at Jarama to finish sixth overall.

In 2017 Janiec competed in just the Nurburgring rounds but saw success with a third and second place finish.

The Frenchman took part in only a few rounds of the 2018 season yet he managed to finish on the podium at Misano and took a fine victory at the Nürburgring. Last year Anthony contested half the races scoring one podium finish at Misano.

Anthony and the Lion Truck Racing team will be back for a full season in the ETRC in 2020.