Knorr-Bremse And Hahn Racing Extend Partnership

MUNICH, Germany–As the fourth round of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship 2019 at the Nürburgring approaches, Knorr-Bremse and Team Hahn Racing have announced that they are prolonging their collaboration.

Knorr-Bremse and KnorrBremse TruckServices, the aftermarket unit of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, are to remain official sponsors of Hahn Racing Team until 2022.

“We are very proud of our 16-year partnership with Jochen Hahn and his team and look forward to continuing to play our part in the team’s success as official sponsor and technology partner,” said Bernd Spies, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems.

“Truck racing provides us with the opportunity to test standard products
under the very toughest conditions. We wish Jochen Hahn and his entire team every success for the rest of the season.”

The most recent success for Team Hahn Racing and their Iveco RaceTruck with its KnorrBremse brakes and steering came at the season’s third event at the Slovakiaring, where Jochen Hahn was able to extend his championship lead.

Hahn has been leading the title race since only the second race weekend of the season at the Hungaroring. “I’m very pleased with the current position after the third race weekend in Slovakia,” said Jochen Hahn, who last year claimed his fifth European Truck Racing title. “After what has been a successful start to the season, we’re now fully focused on the upcoming 34th Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Together with the experts from Knorr-Bremse we have prepared the ground for our success and this coming weekend we’ll be looking to take a further step toward our next European championship title.”

As main sponsor and a technology partner in terms of vehicle optimization, Knorr-Bremse provides an extensive range of products for the Iveco Race Truck. Along with the pneumatic braking system complete with air supply system, this also includes a steering system from Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems. In addition, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices supplies Team Hahn Racing with a range of replacement parts.

Knorr-Bremse TruckServices at the Nürburgring

At the international Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring (July 19-21) Knorr-Bremse TruckServices will be showcasing its products and services in its own marquee (G15). Here, the aftermarket experts from Knorr-Bremse will be on hand to talk about service topics and solutions including the retrofittable turning assistant ProFleet Assist+

Knorr-Bremse Group

Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, Ticker symbol: KBX) is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. KnorrBremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. About 28,500 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services.

In 2018, Knorr-Bremse’s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.6 billion (IFRS). For more than 114 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: Urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.

David Kiley
David Kiley

David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.