Team Schwabentruck, powered by Iveco and competing in the FIA 2016 European Truck Race Championship, is to feature the “OK Trucks” brand on its new livery – a brand dedicated to sales and marketing of pre-owned vehicles certified by Iveco
Iveco continues its support and sponsorship of Team Schwabentruck for this year’s FIA European Truck Race Championship with two Stralis race trucks. Iveco is also set to sign a two-year contract with the team for 2016/2017 as its main sponsor.
Germany’s Gerd Korber – triple European Truck Race Champion (1996, 2001 and 2003) – and teammate Markus Altenstrasser will be behind the wheel of the competition-ready Stralis 440 E 56, which offer an impressive 1,150 hp, weigh in at 5.5 tonnes and come equipped with an Iveco Cursor 13 engine. These trucks are specifically prepared to reach maximum speeds of 160 km/h.
For the current season a new Stralis has been developed for Korber, featuring the latest technical and aerodynamic solutions. These are underlined by a new look developed by the Iveco Style Team, which has defined a particularly attractive aesthetic layout.
In preparation for the first round in May at the Red Bull Ring circuit in Austria, the team has been putting their competition trucks through an intensive testing programme at the Most circuit in the Czech Republic and the Magirus test track in Ulm, Germany – the location of Iveco’s engineering centre for developing its heavy truck range.
FIA European Truck Race Championship 2016
|30 April - 1 May||Spielberg||Austria|
|28 - 29 May||Misano||Italy|
|2- 3 July||Nurburgring||Germany|
|27 - 28 August||Hungaroring||Hungary|
|3 - 4 September||Most||Czech Republic|
|17 - 18 September||Zolder||Belgium|
|8 - 9 October||Le Mans||France|
The season finale will be a 24-hour race held at the famous Le Mans circuit in France.
The Iveco brand will not be limited to on-track competition, and will also have a strong presence in the paddock, with a product display, merchandise shop and hospitality structure.
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, says: “We are proud to continue our strong association with Team Schwabentruck. This is a great opportunity for Iveco to showcase the quality, durability and performance of our product, as well as to connect with the brand’s fans across Europe.”
Team Schwabentruck is also supported by the “OK TRUCKS” brand, which is dedicated to sales and marketing of pre-owned vehicles certified by Iveco.
A new website, oktrucks.com, has been launched to offer vehicles from all brands, and is aimed at customers looking to purchase pre-owned vehicles that are safe, reliable, guaranteed and certified by Iveco.
Turin, April 29, 2016
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