FTP Industrial gains two titles at the FIA European Truck Racing Championship-2019

FTP Industrial gains two titles at the FIA European Truck Racing Championship-2019

11.10.2019: For the second year in a row, FPT Industrial, together with IVECO, was awarded Team and Drivers’ champion at the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019. IVECO was the technical sponsor of the “Die Bullen von IVECO”, the partnership between the Hahn R


For the second year in a row, FPT Industrial, together with IVECO, was awarded Team and Drivers’ champion at the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019. IVECO was the technical sponsor of the “Die Bullen von IVECO”, the partnership between the Hahn Racing and Schwabentruck Teams, while FPT Industrial is equipping the trucks during the race.





A moment of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019



Being the protagonist of such a competition is not an easy game, it means being able to balance power, durability and reliability during all the stages of the championship. And with its Cursor 13 engines, specifically customized for this mission, FPT Industrial was the perfect partner for the crews.



The engines at the heart of the competition were in fact specifically engineered for such a challenging rally and the customization was undertaken at FPT Industrial’s Arbon, Switzerland Research & Development center. The 13-liter engine is renowned for its reliability in on-road long haul missions, as well as in agricultural applications, such as in large tractors and combine harvesters.



IVECO supported the Team with the Stralis 440 E 56 XP-R 5.3-tonne race truck which delivers an impressive 1180 hp, a truck specifically designed to reach 160 km/h, the maximum speed allowed by sporting regulations. The Schwabentruck Team has represented CNH Industrial brands for the past ten years, while Team Hahn competed with a Stralis race truck for the third year running.



“Once again we are honored to be the heart under the hood of Schwabentruck and Hahn Racing’s Stralis trucks. Our Cursor 13, which was specially designed for the race, demonstrated a balance of performance and durability in challenging and demanding conditions, in perfect symbiosis with the talent of the teams”, said Annalisa Stupenengo, President of FPT Industrial. “This is further proof of the excellence of our products, the result of our continuous efforts to be the best.”



Thanks to the exceptional performance of Jochen Hahn, who achieved 13 victories – at least one per event – and 18 more podium placements, IVECO is also in first place in the Drivers’ ranking, as the driver claimed the title of FIA European Truck Racing Champion for the sixth time. Steffi Halm, in her second season as team leader of the Schwabentruck team, achieved a total of 11 podium placements and improved on last year’s sixth place by finishing in fourth position in the overall Drivers’ ranking.



Gerrit Marx, President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles, commented: “We are very proud of the outstanding results achieved by the Die Bullen von IVECO Team on our Stralis trucks, which have once again proven their capacity to compete at the highest levels, reliably and consistently delivering winning performances. It was thanks to great team effort from the many technicians, engineers and mechanics who have worked alongside the drivers, which has been rewarded with another title in the European Truck Race Championship. Well done to all!”






FINAL STANDINGS – EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP 2019




DRIVERS


1. Jochen Hahn (IVECO) – 370 points

2. Antonio Albacete (MAN) – 268 points

3. Adam Lacko (Freightliner) – 261 points

4. Steffi Halm (IVECO) – 212 points

5. Sascha Lenz (MAN) – 192 points




TEAMS


1. Die Bullen Von IVECO – 627 points

2. Löwen Power - 510 points

3. Buggyra Racing 1969 - 395 points

4. Tankpool 24 Racing – 280 points

5. Reboconort Truck Racing Team – 193 points

 


FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial, dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications. The company employs more than 8,000 people worldwide, in ten manufacturing plants and seven R&D Centres. The FPT Industrial sales network consists of 73 dealers and about 800 service centres in almost 100 countries.



A wide product offering, including six engine ranges from 42 hp up to 1,006 hp, transmissions with maximum torque of 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, front and rear axles from 2 to 32 ton GAW (Gross Axle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the most complete Natural Gas engines line-up on the market for industrial applications, including engine ranges from 136 hp up to 460 hp. This extensive offer and a close focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains. For further information, visit www.fptindustrial.com.
 



 
Emanuela Ciliberti,Marina Tsutsumi




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