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Countdown to the 2017 season: tankpool24 Racing Team

As the start of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship draws ever nearer, preparations by the various teams accelerate to a frenetic pace. That’s the way it was with Mercedes-Benz team tankpool24 last year. There had been major changes at MB-Motorsport over the winter break, beginning with the hiring of one of the most experienced – and most successful – constructors in the sport in Stefan Honens, and followed anon by Markus Bauer’s surprise announcement that twice-champ Norbert Kiss would be joining the team. While this was doubtless a sensational catch, expectations both within and without shot sky-high – especially in the media and among the fans, and very likely the sponsors as well.
Two all-new trucks were readied in next to no time, and though the Mercedes only underwent their first shakedowns at the season-opener, the tankpool24 trucks were among the frontrunners from the word go...

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Countdown to the 2017 season: Team Schwabentruck

Countdown to the 2017 season: Team Schwabentruck

In 2017, Iveco-powered Team Schwabentruck will participate in its first full season in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship.
What started out eight years ago as a hobby enterprise – a clutch of truck racing enthusiasts inspired by Schorsch Glöckler, Iveco’s former head of training in Ulm – is now a top-flight competition outfit.
Its collaboration with Iveco has intensified in recent years, giving the team the confidence to set the bar several notches higher in 2017...

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Countdown to the 2017 season: Team Hahn Racing

Countdown to the 2017 season: Team Hahn Racing

According to the Chinese zodiac, this weekend marks the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Few in the truck racing community will be aware of something like this, or take it seriously even if they were.
If the Chinese astrological forecasts are to be believed, Jochen Hahn is going to be extremely difficult to beat in this Year of the Rooster. (Hahn is German for rooster.) That’s ostensibly because those born in a Year of the Tiger, as Jochen Hahn was, will “by their energy, courage, and abilities” become “leading personalities”.
Should Hahn succeed in defending his title, the bantam from Altensteig would draw level with five-times champion Steve Parrish...

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