union between Iveco and international sport has a long history : in
1980 , very early in its history , Iveco is committed in the first high
level participation as a sponsor of the Italian team athletics at the
Moscow Olympics . A good start , with the three gold medals won by Sara Simeoni , Pietro Mennea and Maurizio Damilano . The
1980 is also the last year of the "Raid Pigafetta ," a journey of
184,000 kilometers made by Iveco 4x4 PC 75 through 48 countries in
Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
1981 Iveco opens the season with two of the great boxing sponsorship of
the first order : the meeting between Leonard and Hearnes in Las Vegas,
with a television audience of over 400 million people in more than 50
countries , and then the double championship world of Chicago. Also in 1981 Iveco wins the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans reserved for trucks , in the presence of 60,000 spectators.
was a year full of events for the sporting calendar Iveco with boxing
great , through the sponsorship of the " Top Rank" , a prestigious
series of 64 meetings , with athletics , which sees the entrance of the
Olympic champion in the team Iveco Gabriella
Dorio , with the courts, through the sponsorship of the Davis Cup ,
with the great expeditions of Jacques Cousteau, who explored the Amazon
Basin using an amphibian Iveco among others , is also the year of
football with the sponsorship of the Championship world in Spain which sees the Italian team win for the third time the ultimate title.
1983 Iveco sponsored the boxing match between Hagler and Duran ,
described as " the match of the century " , while the women's team Iveco
athletics took second place in the European Cup in Madrid; Iveco
sponsored the first world championship in athletics Helsinki and the World Cup of skiing, in addition to the Toleman team in Formula 1. Finally , the second edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans reserved for trucks with the participation of winning Iveco .
three-year period 1983-1986 is under the banner of participation in
major raid : two editions of the Paris -Dakar Rally , the Rally of the
Pharaohs and then the Venice - Beijing Raid of 1985, dealt with in three
months nearly twenty thousand kilometers covered by a TurboDaily 40.10
WM Sofim with the new turbodiesel direct injection .
the Eighties to remember their participation in offshore powerboat
championships with a fleet of motorized craft Iveco Aifo that have won
numerous world titles , European and Italian .
1987 Iveco is the technical sponsor of the World Cup of Athletics in
Rome , ensuring the transportation of athletes with 60 buses and
minibuses , in 1990 is still the technical sponsor of the FIFA World Cup
" Italy 90 " .
In subsequent years, Iveco turns to the world of adventure. It
has created some initiatives through which Iveco vehicles are placed
firmly in the collective imagination as the characters in extraordinary
1989, archaeologists Angelo and Alfredo Castiglioni , with the support
of Iveco vehicles , they discover the mythical city of Panchrysos
Berenice ( Berenice " Solid Gold " ) , cited by Pliny the Elder in his "
Naturalis Historia" and which had been long forgotten . One of the greatest archaeological discoveries , a treasure which the desert guarded for millennia.
1995 , with the Rome - New York , takes the Overland project , which
through technology spreads a positive image of Iveco trucks in the world
Iveco vehicles in orange, 330.30 ANW 6x6 with V8 engines , they become
the protagonists of adventure travel , overcoming extreme difficulties ,
climate and location , never stopping , a testament to their
reliability and quality.
back to 1997 debut in "Master Rally" Paris - Moscow - Samarkand , where
the world champion Miki Biasion wrote the most beautiful pages of the
recent competitive past Iveco Biasion ranks second among the trucks and
first among commercial vehicles series .
Triumphal the following two years , two consecutive successes both in the Rally Optic 2000 Tunisie , both the UAE Desert
Challenge , two world titles FIA Cross Country and the first among the
series trucks ( fifth overall ) to the Granada -Dakar in 1999.
2006, as Official Sponsor of the XX Olympic Winter Games and IX
Paralympic Winter Games , is part of the Iveco small selection of
companies that are actively involved in the development and organization
of the Games, through a commitment to economic and management of the
highest profile . A
fleet of over 1,200 buses Iveco Irisbus , mostly intercity and tourism ,
but also minibuses and urban, has guaranteed the transfer of athletes,
journalists, spectators and staff volunteers . Also
in the creation , construction and design of structures for the Turin
Olympics in 2006 , were used Iveco vehicles across the range. They
were both open and completed 17 yards of great works , among which the
various Media Villages , Palavela and the indoor stadium in Turin Hockey
, Ice Palaces of Turin , Pinerolo and Torre Pellice , trampolines in
Pragelato, the bobsled and luge facilities of Cesana Torinese addition to the Olympic Villages in Turin , Sestriere and Bardonecchia .
passion for the sport and its values, which inspired the participation
as an official sponsor of the Olympic Winter Games of Torino 2006, are
reconfirmed at the Winter Universiade Torino 2007 with l ' " Iveco Truck
Crazy4U International Tour " , which brought the message of the Universiade in Europe , along a path of more than 10,000 km .