With Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE on their side, the team relied on MEYLE‑ORIGINAL engine mounts and rpm sensors as well as MEYLE-ORIGINAL clutch boosters to gear up the race trucks.
The event attracted some 27,000 spectators who witnessed an exciting season climax. Up to the last round, the contenders in the ninth and last racing event of the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing series were fiercely duelling to come out of the demanding racetrack as the winner. In the final race, tankpool24 driver Norbert Kiss came in 6th which secured him 3rd place in the overall championship standings. „We improved a lot this season – from a technical point of view as well as from team performance. I’m very proud”, said Norbert Kiss. “3rd place in the overall standings was my goal for this season – I am very happy for this result!”
His German team colleague André Kursim also finished the season with a successful placement: He claimed 2nd place in the Promoter’s. Within the last race weekend, the young driver made it to the podium four times in total. The squad’s consistently strong performance earned them an outstanding 4th position in the team rankings. Compared to last year’s fifth place, the team improved by one position in team ranking.
The weekend was off to an exciting start for the tankpool24 Racing Team in the first race on Saturday: Two podium places for André Kursim, Norbert Kiss finished in 5th place in the second race. A special moment: Norbert Kiss won the first race on Sunday, delivering an excellent start-to-finish-victory and gaining important points for the driver’s ranking as well as the team ranking.
The tankpool24 Racing Team has been relying on the quality and durability of MEYLE parts for four successful years, equipping the race trucks with a wide range of MEYLE‑ORIGINAL parts including brake discs and pads, engine mounts, rpm sensors and clutch boosters. Stefan Honens, chief engineer of the tankpool24 racing team: “MEYLE is known for the better parts. I can confirm this without exception. On the challenging and winding track in Jarama, especially steering and suspension parts are particularly stressed. Wear and failures can cost us victory. Through high-quality parts, we were able to score points during this weekend and secure top positions – also thanks to MEYLE! ”
Crew chief Markus Bauer was quite satisfied with the results of the season finale and is already looking ahead to the 2018 season’s challenges: “We would like to thank our sponsors, and of course our team, for this season: the team has put their whole hearts in it and has made the successful season possible. We are looking forward to the coming season and to a new year with MEYLE by our side.”