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08.05.2013

THE RENAULT TRUCKS-MKR TECHNOLOGY TEAM IS READY TO DEFEND ITS CROWN

“I think we’re going to give our rivals a very tough time this year."

The start of the new FIA European Truck Racing Championship is fast approaching. The Renault Trucks-MKR Technology team, European Champions in 2012, is now preparing to defend their title. After having worked all winter long on the racing trucks, the team is counting on its two drivers Adam Lacko and Markus Bösiger to challenge at the front of the pack during the 10 races in the 2013 season.

The 2013 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season will be the seventh year that Renault Trucks has been involved in the competition. After two European Team Championship wins with MKR-Technology in 2010 and 2012, the manufacturer and its partner are now preparing to defend their crown. To achieve this, the team has decided to field two trucks, which will be driven by Czech driver Adam Lacko and Swiss driver Markus Bösiger.

The first race takes place on 18 May in Misano, Italy. Engineers and mechanics have been working throughout the winter to improve the chassis and the engine on the new trucks.

“We have optimised the useful range of our DXi 13 racing engine and carried out significant work on the camshaft, injection and electronic controls which will further improve our performance, particularly with regard to pick up at low engine speeds,” explains Gérard Pétraz, Renault Trucks Racing Technical Director. “We have also reduced the engine’s internal friction, which improves its overall yield, by applying solutions used in the Euro 6 engines equipping the new Renault Trucks range.”

Driver Adam Lacko added: “I think we’re going to give our rivals a very tough time this year and that it will be crowned with success for the team and for me.”


2013 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Calendar

Date

Location

Country

18 and 19 May

Misano

Italy

1 and 2 June

Navarra

Spain

15 and 16 June

Nogaro

France

6 and 7 July

Spielberg

Austria

13 and 14 July

Nürburgring

Germany

27 and 28 July

Smolensk

Russia

31 August and 1 September

Most

Czech Republic

21 and 22 September

Zolder

Belgium

5 and 6 October

Jarama

Spain

12 and 13 October

Le Mans

France


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