The European Truck Race Championship (ETRC) challenge continues for IVECO: Team Bullen of IVECO Magirus steps on the podium in three out of four races of the Slovakian Truck Race with Jochen Hahn.
The Bullen of IVECO Magirus – Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck – have completed the Grand Prix of Slovakia of the 2017 edition of the European Truck Racing Championship, the longest track of the entire championship.
Defending champion Jochen Hahn brings home two third places and one second position with his new IVECO Stralis 440 E 56 XP-R race truck mounting an IVECO Cursor 13 engine specially prepared by FPT Industrial.
On Saturday, July 15th, the first of the four competitions of the Grand Prix started with Jochen Hahn in fourth position and Gerd Körber in eighth. Jochen conquered the 3rd place of the first podium while Gerd, in spite of damage to the front axle caused by a competitor, finished in 8th place. The second race of the day was a very exciting competition in which the Bullen fought hard against the attacks of the competitors. Hahn finished fourth and Gerd closed in fifth position, having held onto the third place for half of the race.
Almost all the races on Sunday, July 16th were decided in the 900 metre-long start or in the first corner. Gerd fought in midfield in both races, finding it difficult to overtake. Sunday’s first round saw Jochen Hahn on the podium again in third position. In the second race, Gerd started in pole position, but he could not get enough speed to keep the competitors behind him in the first corner. Hahn conquered the podium in the last race again, this time in second position .
The Slovakian Grand Prix finished with Team Bullen of IVECO Magirus holding the second place of the Team Standing with a total of 222 Points and Jochen Hahn in third position in the ETRC Drivers Standing.
The next Grand Prix of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2017 will take place at the Hungaroring circuit in Hungary on August 26th and 27th.