Iveco Goes Truck Racing with ETRA in 2022 and 2023
Iveco participated in the European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) 2022 as technical sponsor of “Die Bullen von Iveco”, the partnership between Team Schwabentruck and Team Hahn. The team’s pilots competed on the new Iveco S-Way-R racing trucks which have been upgraded to enhance their trademark powerful performance and further reduce their emissions. Iveco was the official partner of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for the 2022 season, following the agreement signed last year with European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) to extend their longstanding partnership until the end of the 2023 season.
The brand contributed to the ETRA’s sustainability goals to reduce its carbon footprint with the environmentally friendly Iveco S-Way LNG, the first ever Pace Truck with alternative traction in FIA-ETRC. In the path to the target of net zero by 2038, FIA ETRC implemented actions across its operation, including the switch to 100 per cent sustainable fuel for all competitors. Beginning with the first Truck Grand Prix of the year at the Misano circuit in Italy on 21-22 May, the Iveco S-Way LNG Pace Truck was on duty.
The Iveco S-Way LNG Pace Truck powered by bio-LNG stored in its two 540-litre tanks that hold at least 390kg of liquid bio-LNG, giving it a range of up to 1,600 kilometres. With this fuel, it generated significantly lower nitrogen dioxide and 95 per cent less CO2 emissions in comparison with a diesel truck. It was prepared for its important role at the ETRC with a stylish, specially designed livery and several custom parts such as two yellow rotating beacons, a light bar with LED headlights, an illuminated three-piece bull bar and LED flashers required by FIA-ETRA technical regulations.
Iveco will also take part again in the ETRC 2022 as technical sponsor of the “Die Bullen von Iveco”, the partnership between the Hahn Racing and Schwabentruck teams. It will support the team with the new Iveco S-Way-R race truck, which has undergone significant upgrades to enhance its powerful performance while cutting further its emissions.