IVECO partners with the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019 and prepares to line-up on the grid
Thursday 23rd 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.