Normal clutch pressure plates are designed to take 2,500 to 3,000 Nm of torque. The LuK racing clutch is designed to take up to 6,000 Nm of torque.
MKR takes the starting like this season with three identical trucks. Goal is to win the Team Championship
One of the MKR race trucks on a test run in Most, Czech Republic – here piloted by Markus Oestreich (Germany).
One of the MKR race trucks, here with Czech pilot Adam Lacko at the wheel. The 28 year-old placed third in the Driver’s Standings last season.
Pleased with completion of the test program: Mario Kress (right), owner and Technical Director of the MKR Technology Truck Racing Team, talking with MKR pilot Markus Bösiger (Switzerland).
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2012-05-11 | 000-003-448 DE-EN
SCHAEFFLER AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET GMBH & CO. KG, LANGEN
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket has renewed its sponsoring commitment to Mario Kress’s MKR Technology Truck Racing Team another year for the 2012 season. As it did during the last two years, the Aftermarket expert is offering support with know-how from LuK – in the MKR trucks a racing clutch and power steering pump will provide power and precision.
“With Mario Kress’s MKR Technology Truck Racing Team, we’ve found the optimal partner for our sponsorship,” said Rouven Daniel, Director Marketing Communications at Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “Dynamic performance, precision, speed, reliability and innovation characterize MKR, just like they do Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. Both of us are driven to achieve outstanding results.”
Unchanged for the 2012 truck racing season are the team of MKR pilots – the Czech driver Adam Lacko, along with the two experience pilots Markus Oestreich (Germany) and Markus Bösiger (Switzerland). Additional information about the MKR team is expected this weekend during the season’s kick-off race, which is being held for the first time in Istanbul.
“The test program has been successfully completed and our team did an outstanding job,” said Mario Kress, owner and Technical Director of the MKR Technology Truck Racing Team, in describing preparations for the season’s first race. New this year is that MKR will take to the track in three identical trucks. “Of course, our competitors did their homework too, and there are always small things that still need improving. But we have a clear objective – to win back the Team Championship and to continue to improve our individual driver results,” said Mario Kress, who has actively participated in truck racing for over 23 years and is its most successful engineer.
Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket is providing optimal power transmission and precision for the FIA ETRC 2012 with its LuK “racing clutch” and power steering pump. As they did last year, the Aftermarket experts are taking the starting line with state-of-the-art technologies. While normal clutch pressure plates are designed to take 2,500 to 3,000 Nm of torque, a pressure plate for truck racing must be able to transfer 5,200 to 5,500 Nm of torque. The racing clutch used in the MKR racing trucks has a pressure plate that takes even higher torque than this – it is designed for up to 6,000 Nm. In addition to this, the clutch discs of the MKR trucks have sintered clutch linings able to withstand high friction and to resist the high temperatures that accompany it. The LuK power steering pump provides precise and easy steering during racing, even when making quick directional changes. Developed specially for these racing trucks, the power steering pump delivers a 15 to 20 percent higher flow-rate performance compared to standard power steering pumps used in production vehicles.
Besides providing technical support at the FIA ETRC 2012, the Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket brands LuK (clutch and transmission experts) and FAG (experts for precision roller bearings) will be prominently displayed on the MKR racing trucks, the race clothing of the pilots and team, and in the hospitality areas of every race.
The season begins with an initial test of strength this coming weekend in Istanbul, Turkey. After stops in Misano (I), Albacete (E), Nogaro (F), Donington (UK), Nürburg (D), Smolensk (RUS), Most (CZ), Zolder (B) and Jarama (E), the racing season will end at Le Mans (F) on 13-14 October 2012. A racing series calendar, results and information about the team, along with an extensive service area with picture gallery will be available starting 12-13 May 2012 at http://www.schaeffler-aftermarket-racing.de/