Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement
MUNICH — Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, together with Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, Knorr-Bremse’s commercial vehicle aftermarket unit, will continue their joint role as the Hahn racing team’s main sponsors for the 2023 racing season, opening a new chapter in the team’s ongoing success story.
This year, Knorr-Bremse will celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary as official sponsor of Team Hahn Racing in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship.
In the coming season, Knorr-Bremse will once again take charge of fitting out the Iveco S-Way race truck driven by six-time European Truck Race champion Jochen Hahn with a broad range of series products, including a pneumatic braking system, air supply system and brake calipers, as well as a Knorr-Bremse steering system. In turn, Knorr-Bremse TruckServices will supply a variety of spare parts to keep the race truck at the front of the pack at all times.
Dr. Jürgen Steinberger, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, explains: “We’re very proud of the many successes achieved by Team Hahn Racing over the last 20 years. At the same time, truck racing offers us an ideal opportunity to test our series products in the very toughest operating conditions. That’s why we’re so pleased to be able to make an important contribution to the ongoing success of Jochen Hahn and his team as their official sponsor and technical partner – while putting our systems through their paces in the process.
“We look forward to the coming season and wish reigning European Vice-Champion Jochen Hahn every success, along with his entire team.”
“We’re delighted to have Knorr-Bremse at our side as both sponsor and technical partner – as indeed they have been for the last two decades,” comments truck racer Jochen Hahn. “With Knorr-Bremse beside us, we’re in a fantastic position to continue our successful run over the coming season.
“And we’re also looking forward to another big step into the future as we join Knorr-Bremse in exploring the opportunities for even more sustainable motorsport events,” adds Hahn.
A pioneering development project: the e-race truck
Together with other partners, Team Hahn Racing and Knorr-Bremse are currently developing an e-race truck that is already slated for use as a pace truck in the 2023 racing season. With the new truck, Team Hahn Racing and its partners are taking the next step toward the sustainable transformation of truck racing. The pace truck is due to make its first appearance on the track at the Misano Grand Prix.
The season opener of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship will take place on May 20-21, 2023, at the Misano World Circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Following a total of nine race weekends, the season will close on October 1, 2023, at the Circuito del Jarama near Madrid.