The Truck Racing Team T Sport Bernau with driver and runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete can look forward to the support of the BPW Group this year. PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG and BPW Bergische Achsen KG have extended their partnership with the team for 2020.
The BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland as well as the brands Monark and Ermax are also getting involved.
Covid-19 continues to cause disruption for the racing team – one of the most important races of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, the Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in July, has already been cancelled. As things stand at the moment, six further races will be held between the end of August and mid-November.
Katrin Köster, Head of Corporate Communications at BPW, regrets that the German Truck Grand Prix has been cancelled this year: “The corona crisis has once again highlighted that truck drivers are the backbone of our economy. The FIA ETRC with its teams expresses how passionate these drivers are for their profession in particular. But of course the health of the spectators and all those involved comes first.”
“Despite the adverse circumstances, we are very pleased to be extending our partnership, because this shows that PE and BPW are attractive partners who are pleasant and reliable to work with,” says Tanja Nelis, Head of Marketing at PE. “With our products, we can create the best conditions to provide optimal support for the team.”
Until the teams are once again able to physically compete on the race tracks, the drivers have exchanged their trucks for a simulator. In the virtual races, which the fans are able to follow live, the drivers fight for important points in the championship. On their YouTube channel, the T Sport Bernau racing team also gives a taste of the new race truck, which is equipped with high-quality brake components from PE and BPW, among others.
“With the robust and durable solutions from the BPW Group, our truck is prepared for the races in the best possible way and we are confident that we will be able to keep up with the best again. Until we can return to the tracks for the first race of the season at the Most Autodrom in the Czech Republic, we will continue to work flat out with the team and driver Antonio Albacete,” says T Sport Bernau marketing manager Melanie Derflinger.
T Sport Bernau’s race truck with runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete behind the wheel is equipped with the following solutions from the BPW Group:
- Brake discs on the front axle of the race truck
- Compressed air reservoirs
- Steering dampers
- Engine mounts
- Steering column switches
- Solenoid control valves
- Tensioner straps and many more
- Brake calipers (TSB 3709) on the rear axle of the race truck
- Brake linings
- Brake anchors
- Electric cable reels
- Ring clamps
- Vehicle horn
- DC converter
- Working floodlights
- Flood lights
- Tail lights
- Rain lights