Press release -
T Sport Bernau: BPW Group extends partnership with Truck Racing Team
- PE Automotive, BPW KG and other companies of the BPW Group are supporting the T Sport Bernau team in 2020
- Robust and durable components from the BPW Group for tough conditions on the race track
- Difficult conditions for the racing season due to the Corona pandemic
Wuppertal/Wiehl, 1 July 2020 --- The Truck Racing Team T Sport Bernau with driver and runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete can look forward to the support of the BPW Group this year. PE Automotive GmbH & Co. KG and BPW Bergische Achsen KG have extended their partnership with the team for 2020. The BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland as well as the brands Monark and Ermax are also getting involved.
Corona continues to cause disruption for the racing team - one of the most important races of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, the Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in July, has already been cancelled. As things stand at the moment, six further races will be held between the end of August and mid-November.
Katrin Köster, Head of Corporate Communications at BPW, regrets that the German Truck Grand Prix has been cancelled this year: "The Corona crisis has once again highlighted that truck drivers are the backbone of our economy. The FIA ETRC with its teams expresses how passionate these drivers are for their profession in particular. But of course the health of the spectators and all those involved comes first."
"Despite the adverse circumstances, we are very pleased to be extending our partnership, because this shows that PE and BPW are attractive partners who are pleasant and reliable to work with," says Tanja Nelis, Head of Marketing at PE. "With our products, we can create the best conditions to provide optimal support for the team".
Until the teams are once again able to physically compete on the race tracks, the drivers have exchanged their trucks for a simulator. In the virtual races, which the fans are able to follow live, the drivers fight for important points in the championship. On their YouTube channel, the T Sport Bernau racing team also gives a taste of the new race truck, which is equipped with high-quality brake components from PE and BPW, among others.
Three of a total of eight online races have already taken place.
"With the robust and durable solutions from the BPW Group, our truck is prepared for the races in the best possible way and we are confident that we will be able to keep up with the best again. Until we can return to the tracks for the first race of the season at the Most Autodrom in the Czech Republic, we will continue to work flat out with the team and driver Antonio Albacete," said T Sport Bernau Marketing Manager Melanie Derflinger.
T Sport Bernau's race truck with runner-up European champion Antonio Albacete behind the wheel is equipped with the following solutions from the BPW Group:
- Brake discs on the front axle of the race truck
- Compressed air reservoirs
- Steering dampers
- Engine mounts
- Steering column switches
- Solenoid control valves
- Tensioner straps and many more
- Brake calipers (TSB 3709) on the rear axle of the race truck
- Brake linings
- Brake anchors
- Electric cable reels
- Ring clamps
- Vehicle horn
- DC converter
- Working floodlights
- Flood lights
- Tail lights
- Rain lights
About BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft
BPW Bergische Achsen Kommanditgesellschaft is the parent company of the BPW Group. With over 1,600 employees, including around 120 trainees, the family-owned company has been developing and producing complete running gear systems for truck trailers and semi-trailers at its headquarters in Wiehl since 1898. BPW’s technologies include axle systems, brake technology, suspension and bearings. BPW’s trailer axles and running gear systems are in use in millions of vehicles around the world. An extensive range of services also offers vehicle manufacturers and operators the ability to increase the efficiency of their production and transport processes. www.bpw.de/en
About the BPW Group
The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to ensure that transport keeps moving and is safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPW, Ermax, HBN, HESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gear, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group offers comprehensive mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs 7,350 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved consolidated sales of 1.52 billion euros in 2018. www.bpw.de/en