Starting the year of the rooster with full power

According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 is the year of the rooster. And also at the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, people wouldn’t be surprised if 2017 would again turn into a Jochen Hahn year – not only because his last name also translates as “Rooster”. Nevertheless, the team from the Black Forest definitely faces some tough challenges as Team Hahn Racing has to build three new IVECO race trucks – from scratch – for the upcoming season. On the other hand, the Altensteig-based team hardly ever had such a planning certainty at such an early stage of the season as they do this year. Accordingly, the crew highly enthusiastically started its work right after celebrating the fourth title at the ETRC.

And Jochen Hahn and his crew got along extremely well; they are totally on schedule. The first cabin is already at the paint shop. Until end of February, the other ones and all of the chassis will be ready and painted as well. These steps are then followed by fine tuning and assembly.

For this purpose, any helping hand will be needed. It is thus no wonder, Team Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck cooperate that closely. The mechanics of the Ulm-based truck-racing team spend almost all of their free time at the Hahn workshops – although some 150 kilometers separating both of the teams also imply driving about two hours each time and each direction.

The roll-out – i.e. the first test ride – is scheduled for early April. Shortly after, the new IVECO race trucks will also reveal their actual performance. Right after Easter, two test days are planned on the Czech Autodrom in Most. Both of them will be carried out under real racing conditions.

On hardly any other circuit, Team Hahn Racing gained that much test experience as on the race track in Most – providing them with a vast amount of comparative data under all kinds of conditions.

The whole team is looking forward to an exciting ETRC season.

And apparently, their huge euphoria and unwavering optimism can be contagious: Throughout the last weeks, Team Hahn Racing won two new partners.

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