RENAULT TRUCKS: THE EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CROWN!
At the final meeting of the 2012 Truck Racing season, Renault Trucks-MKR Technology became the European team champions. This is the second time the team has won this crown after its win in 2010. In the third race of the weekend, the drivers even pulled off a one-two, despite driving rain. But the leaden clouds did not in any way dampen the manufacturer's determination to celebrate the triumph in style with its customers and everyone who shares the same passion for trucks.
Despite the very wet weather conditions, Truck Racing's last meeting of the season turned into a great celebration for Renault Trucks. With exactly 1,000 points, the manufacturer carried off the European Championship crown together with the MKR-Technology team. Providing a great finale to the season, the drivers brilliantly defended the Renault Trucks colours on the Bugatti track, particularly on the Sunday morning when, during a torrential downpour, Markus Bösiger and Adam Lacko pulled off a superb one-two. Adam Lacko was even back on the second step of the podium after the fourth and final race of the weekend and the 2012 season. In the final rankings, Adam Lacko finished third with 330 points, Markus Oestreich fourth with 311 points and Markus Bösiger sixth with 282 points. Team 14 were also in a euphoric mood after an excellent weekend during which Anthony Janiec at the wheel of his Renault Premium rounded up the season with a bang by winning four podium places in four races, finally earning himself the N° 9 place in the overall rankings.
On the magical Le Mans truck, Renault Trucks had gone to huge lengths to share its enthusiasm for trucks with its customers, drivers and all those who attended the events throughout the weekend. Spectators were invited to visit the giant Renault Trucks dome where the manufacturer's "French Talents" highlighted the fact that it operates four production sites in France and employs a workforce of 10,000. This was symbolised by the three majestic blue, white and red Magnums that welcomed the visitors.
Next to them, two Premium Selection Racing vehicles demonstrated Renault Trucks' expertise and capacity for innovation when it comes to used vehicles. This special edition, only available on the French market for the time being, offers customers the opportunity of giving their vehicle a personalised "Truck Racing" look without making any compromise on cost or quality. A "racing" atmosphere also created inside the dome where, as usual, the racing simulators attracted large crowds of visitors.
The dome also promoted the theme of reducing fuel consumption by presenting the entire company's commitment in this area under the All for Fuel Eco banner and its Optifuel Solutions, both designed to reduce spending on fuel. A focus which certainly proved popular, since almost 3,000 customers took up their invitations and came to the Bugatti track throughout the weekend.
The Le Mans 24 H Truck Race was also an opportunity for Renault Trucks Racing to launch its truck racing simulation game on Facebook. It was already available on PC, Smartphones and tablets (Android, Google play and iPad), and since this weekend can now also be played on the world's largest social network.
Proud of its involvement in Truck Racing, Renault Trucks will continue to demonstrate its engagement in the discipline and will once again be taking part in the 2013 season. All its fans are therefore invited to the opening of yet another competition season, with all its excitement and enthusiasm, next spring.