Renault Trucks in good form at Donington


At Donington this week-end, where the fifth leg of the FIA European Truck Racing Championships took place, the Renault Trucks MKR-Technology team scored some valuable points by gaining three podium places: a second and two thirds. Renault Trucks UK, the event's main sponsor, took advantage of the weekend to offer its 4,000 guests a number of convivial and welcoming attractions around its stands.

The first day of racing at Donington stood out by a third place for Adam Lacko in the first race and a spectacular pileup which forced him to abandon the second. During this race, Markus Bösiger - who had finished 5thin the first - was also the victim of an aggressive overtake resulting in him having to withdraw as well. Meanwhile, Markus Östreich had his share of bad luck on the Saturday following a mechanical problem, which prevented him from taking part in the second race. Between the two days, the technical teams therefore had an impressive task on their hands to repair the trucks that were damaged on day one. Thanks to their expertise and rapid working, all of them were ready to return to the track for the Sunday races.

Markus Östreich took advantage of this opportunity to have his revenge by giving a splendid performance and finishing 2nd in the first race on Sunday. During the second race of the day, which took place in driving rain, Markus Östreich was back on the podium again on the third step. In the overall team rankings, the Renault Trucks MKR-Technology team is still the front runner with 481 points and Markus Östreich is 3rdin the individual rankings with 163 points, followed by his two teammates.

For this fifth leg of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, Renault Trucks wanted to share its passion for trucks and racing with everyone. An ambition expressed by Marc Martinez, managing director of Renault Trucks UK, the event's main sponsor, as follows: "The Donington races are a unique opportunityto focus our customers, dealers, drivers and their families on our brand and its values." The Renault Trucks UK stand, imposing both in its size and in the number of visitors it attracted, set the tone all week-end.With its vehicles on display and various attractions, Renault Trucks was able to make this weekend a moment of real celebration for people of all ages.

The entire Renault Trucks range was displayed on its main stand: from the Master all the way through to the Kerax and the Magnum, the manufacturer's 4,000 guests were able to admire and climb aboard over 11 vehicles. The new used vehicle offering, Premium Selection and the contract hire and vehicle rental solutions offered by BRS, Renault Trucks’partner in the UK, were also given pride of place.The high note of the whole show was the Premium Long Distance boasting the colours of the Union Jack provided by Renault Trucks which served as the Pace truck for each race.

As far as attractions were concerned, the spectators were given a real treat: live concerts, Formula One driving simulators and bouncy castles delighted young and old alike throughout the weekend. A preview of what truck racing enthusiasts can look forward to at the Nürburgring on 14 and 15 July for the unmissable weekend of the season!


The 2012 season calendar




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1/2 September


Czech Republic

22/23 September



06/07 October



13/14 October

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