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Female driver debuts as team leader in Truck Championship

German driver, Steffi Halm, will compete as the only female driver at the European Truck Racing Championship. The first round is set to take place in Italy at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli this weekend.

Halm, 30, who has taken several checkered flags in truck racing competitions, will make her debut as the team leader of Schwabentruck team. She will pilot an Iveco Stralis.

Vehicles are equipped to reach 160 km/h, the maximum speed allowed by sporting regulations, the result of upgrades carried out by the teams during the offseason.

Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President said the prospect of the new season opening in Misano was cause for excitement as it represented an opportunity to entertain its customers, drivers and fans.

“The real news is Steffi Halm behind the wheel of Iveco Truck number 44. At a time when drivers and mechanics are scarce, Steffi is an encouragement for women to come and work in our industry,” said Lahutte. “Our dream is to see Steffi be the first woman to conquer the European championship.”

Iveco has committed to competing on each of the eight championship circuits. Its Stralis 440 E 56 XP-R 5.3-tonne race truck is powered by an 1180 horsepower, IVECO Cursor 13 engine.


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