Knorr-Bremse supplies brakes and steering for the new Iveco race truck driven by ETRC champion Jochen Hahn

Reigning European Truck Racing champion Jochen Hahn will be lining up for Iveco from
the 2017 season in an all-new race truck. As well as its role as Hahn Racing’s main sponsor,
Knorr-Bremse is also an important technical partner for the team and supplies both the
brakes and steering. Knorr-Bremse has channeled its expertise into the preparation of the
Iveco race truck, working side-by-side with Team Hahn Racing and Team Schwabentruck.
“Like the engine, robust components which can withstand the extreme demands of race action over the course of a full season are key elements in our success,” says Jochen Hahn,
who is not only a gifted truck racer but also an enthusiastic engineer. “Essential safety systems, such as the brakes and steering, have to be extremely reliable and durable. We completed our testing and fine-tuning program in April at the track in Most and are very happy with the new Iveco race trucks.”

In line with the European Truck Racing Championship regulations, the majority of parts is
taken from series-produced models or is close-to-series. A case in point are the brakes,
which Jochen Hahn’s team has sourced from Knorr-Bremse for many years. “There was no
doubt we would continue our longstanding partnership with Knorr-Bremse for the new
truck,” says Diana Hahn, who heads up the team’s marketing activities. “Alongside its involvement as main sponsor, Knorr-Bremse has also been an important engineering partner
for many years when it comes to making our trucks as good as they can be.”

Knorr-Bremse has developed and modified the pneumatic braking system for the Iveco race
truck – from the air supply to the brake calipers. And this season Knorr-Bremse has also
introduced a second product for the race truck in the shape of the steering system. Over the
last year, Knorr-Bremse has expanded its technical knowledge base with the acquisition of
steering system specialist tedrive Steering and has now integrated the new business under
the name Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems.

Team Hahn Racing has enjoyed many years of success with its steering systems and been
very happy with them. The Wülfrath-based Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems delivered ten
C700 recirculating ball steering gears to Hahn Racing back in November. The race version
of this system takes the standard design and adds extra robustness and a specific spindle
pitch, which enables more direct steering – meaning that fewer turns of the steering wheel
are required to achieve the same wheel angle.

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