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RECARO Automotive Seating supports team S.L. Trucksport 30 in European Championship

It’s a promising start to the racing season with RECARO on board: S.L. Trucksport 30 has already celebrated their first success in the opening weekend on May 13-14 in Austria. In this year’s FIA European Truck Racing Championship, the team surrounding driver Sascha Lenz is relying on the Pro Racer SPG racing shell from RECARO Automotive Seating, an Adient product group.

Sascha Lenz from S.L. Trucksport 30 team

Sascha Lenz from S.L. Trucksport 30 team

RECARO Pro Racer SPG in the 1,000 horsepower MAN truck

RECARO Pro Racer SPG in the 1,000 horsepower MAN truck

KAISERSLAUTERN, May 24, 2017 – “We are pleased to support Sascha Lenz and his team, a team that is both highly professional and extremely passionate about what they do,” says Dr. David Herberg, executive director of RECARO Commercial Vehicle Seating. “Our racing shells have proven themselves time and time again under extreme truck racing conditions. With their reliability and high safety standards, they do their part so that drivers can concentrate on driving – and winning!”

Sascha Lenz can attest to the fact that his RECARO Pro Racer SPG, which has his name stitched on it, does just that. “I am delighted with the firm lateral support and the strong support for the body. In our races, the going often gets very tough, and I need to trust my seat 100 percent.” But RECARO Automotive Seating is not only providing the two pro racing shells for the 1,000 horsepower MAN truck, which can definitely look professional touring cars in the eye in terms of acceleration. S.L. Trucksport 30 is also enjoying the benefits of RECARO during the long-haul drives to the locations of this year’s European championship races, which are being hosted in Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia in 2017, among other places. The team truck is equipped with two premium RECARO C 7000 commercial vehicle seats and thus offers driver and passenger the best possible comfort en route to the competitions and on the way back home to the Eifel town of Plaidt, in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate.

Nine races are on the FIA European Truck Racing Championship schedule in 2017. The season was opened on the weekend of May 13-14 in Spielberg, Austria, where S.L. Trucksport 30 took fifth place in the overall rankings and second place in the team rankings. Sascha Lenz, who was voted Young Driver of the Year in 2016, is already looking forward to the next race weekend in Misano, Italy, May 27-28. “We are perfectly prepared and will put all we have into getting a spot on the podium!”