IVECO will be taking part in the 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship as technical sponsor of 2018 Champion “Die Bullen von IVECO” – the partnership between Team Schwabentruck and Team Hahn.
The first of eight rounds of this year’s championship is set to take place in Italy, at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, on 25 and 26 May.
Turin, 23 May 2019
IVECO has announced its partnership with the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, which will see it become an active partner within the series, whilst also supporting the FIA’s new #onetruckfamily campaign, launched to address the driver shortage within the industry by raising the profile and public perception of this profession.
The announcement was made ahead of the Petronas Urania Grand Prix Truck event in Misano, Italy, on the 25-26 May.
IVECO will be taking part as technical sponsor of “Die Bullen von IVECO”, the partnership between the Hahn Racing and Schwabentruck Teams. The latter has represented the brand for the past 10 years, while Team Hahn – the 2016 champion – will compete on board a Stralis race truck for the third year running. After last year’s first position in the 2018 championship standings, “Die Bullen von IVECO” is ready to repeat its success once again.
The brand is supporting the Team with the Stralis 440E56 XP-R 5.3-tonne race truck powered by an IVECO Cursor 13 engine that delivers an impressive 1,180 hp. These vehicles are specifically designed and equipped to reach 160 km/h, the maximum speed allowed by sporting regulations.
German driver Steffi Halm will return for a second season as team leader of the Schwabentruck Team. The only woman competing in the Championship, she hopes to improve on last year’s sixth position and fulfil her ambition to dominate the championship in her Stralis.
Team Hahn will be represented by Jochen Hahn, who dominated the 2018 season behind the wheel of his IVECO Stralis truck with 12 wins out of 32 races, finishing 121 points ahead of the second-placed driver.
The teams are looking forward to competing in the first round at the Misano track.
IVECO will also be represented by two more teams: Reinert Racing, which secured a second place in the 2018 standings, and Don’t Touch Racing, which will be taking part in the championship for the second year running.
IVECO will take to the track on each of the eight championship circuits and will be present in the paddocks with vehicle displays, fan shops and hospitality facilities.
IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3.3 – 7.2 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.
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