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DKV extends sponsorship with Lutz Bernau
DKV has been sponsoring the Truck Racing Team Lutz Bernau for years. Team Manager Lutz Bernau speaks about the preparations for the season and what makes DKV so special as a sponsor.
When tyres slide over the asphalt and 1,000 horsepower trucks drive so close they could touch, DKV is always right there with them – as one of the main sponsors of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship. In Season 2018, DKV will once again be sponsoring Team Truck Sport Bernau and its driver Antonio Albacete.
Mr Bernau, Season 2017 offered almost everything for the racing team: exciting duels, spectacular crashes and a touching home victory for the Spaniard Antonio Albacete in the last race. How satisfied were you overall with the results from the 2017 racing season?
Lutz Bernau: We were able to establish ourselves once again in the top 5 in 2017 with our driver Antonio Albacete. True – we had a little bad luck in some of the races, but with several pole positions, podium places and victories, we can certainly feel satisfied.
Antonio Albacete is behind the wheel again this year. What are your objectives for Season 2018?
Lutz Bernau: First of all, we naturally wish to further improve on last year’s results. However, the main objective must be to add a fourth championship title to the three Antonio has already won. Antonio will be driving a completely new racing truck incorporating a host of improvements. He will be running once more under his number 23. We are already very excited and looking forward to this season’s first event on 26–27 May in Misano!
What’s happening just now with the preparations? And what role will the new team member Luis Recuenco play?
Lutz Bernau: We are working at full stretch on building the new racing truck for Antonio. At the same time, we are trying out components for the second truck. Luis Recuenco will be available to us all season as the second driver. Luis has lots of experience in motorsport, including circuit racing and rallying. Bear in mind though, he will be driving a racing truck for the first time and will certainly need a settling-in period. Therefore, we have also planned several days of test circuit driving with him.
DKV has been one of the major sponsors of Team Truck Sport Bernau for many years. What makes DKV such an attractive sponsor?
Lutz Bernau: With a visit to the grounds, DKV stands for reliability. Whether we are on the move with the racing truck or the transport truck: whatever happens, we can always rely on DKV. DKV stands behind us everywhere in Europe. And has done so for many years. We are pleased and very reassured by this.
For the season opener in Misano (26 and 27 May) the DKV sets up its tents for the first time. At the DKV stand there will be ample opportunity to talk to Antonio Albacete, who will be giving interviews and autographs.
The ADAC Truck Grand Prix (29 June to 1 July) attracts tens of thousands of truck sport fans to the Nürburgring every year. Around 7,000 customers and friends are expected in the DKV VIP tent. Numerous highlights await them on 700 square metres: games for the whole family, a spectacular view of the NGK chicane and much more.
|Season start:||26 - 27 May, Misano (IT)|
|Truck Grand Prix:||29 June - 1 July, Nürburgring (DE)|
|Season dates:||26.05. - 07.10.2018, altogether eight races|