tankpool24 Racing Team with a tailwind into the second half of the season
For the fifth year in a row now, Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE is supporting the tankpool24 Racing Team as a technical cooperation partner in the European Truck Racing Championship. In addition to the provision of high-quality spare parts, MEYLE engineers support the team with their expertise. The starting signal for the 2018 season was fired in Italy at the end of May and the second half of the season will start in Most, Czech Republic, on 1 September. Four of eight events have already been completed, teams and drivers are enjoying their deserved summer break and the tankpool24 Racing Team has drawn a positive interim conclusion at half-time.
The tankpool24 Racing Team started the new season of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship (FIA ETRC) with high ambitions: at the Misano World Circuit, trained car mechanic Steffen Faas made his debut alongside his experienced team mate Norbert Kiss in the tankpool24 Racing Mercedes Actros. Kiss has been in the truck racing business for over ten years – he has been racing in the FIA ETRC since 2012 and won the European Championship twice. This is Faas’ first full season. In the new constellation, team boss Markus Bauer wants to build seamlessly on last season’s successes: ‘Our clear goal is that Norbert ends up in the top three again this year. We also want to improve in the team ranking. After the first weekends I am very confident that we can do it. We are very satisfied with the results so far – we would like to see it keep moving like this.’ In 2017 the team finished fourth in the overall standings and Kiss took the third place in the drivers’ standings.