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2020 - The year of youth - Part 2

This season, a youthful trio will lower the average age of participation in the FIA European Truck Racing Championship dramatically.
Lukas Hahn, son of Jochen and grandson of Conni Hahn, is the eldest of the three by some – having turned 22 only a week ago. At last year’s Truck Grand Prix Lukas gave us ample evidence of his talent after he and his crew transported his Iveco to the Nürburgring on a race trailer belonging to 2007 champion Markus Bösiger. The truck racing circus is one big family, in which everyone helps everyone, a family Lukas was born into and has been raised in...

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We mourn the death of Patrick Folléas

We mourn the death of Patrick Folléas

The truck racing fraternity is in deep shock at the sudden passing of Patrick Folléas in his home city Lyon. He was only 54.
Patrick Folléas’ entire life revolved around trucks. BFT, the transport and truck rental enterprise he founded over 30 years ago, today employs more than 60 people and owns a fleet of around 300 trucks, including some heavy tractors. The company even operates its own container terminal at the Port de Lyon on the Rhône...

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2020 – The year of youth – Part 1

2020 – The year of youth – Part 1

Going all the way back to its beginnings, the singular image that has dogged truck racing is that of being a pastime for greybeards, hardcore truckers and men who make a living from the transport industry. A survey by Mercedes-Benz at the Truck Grand Prix in 1988 found that only 17 percent of the respondents were not from the trade.
The earliest races around 40 years ago were little more than non-competitive joyrides at trucker festivals. By the first 24 Heures Camions on the legendary Circuit Bugatti in Le Mans in 1981 the first sporting regulations were already in place...

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