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Meyle still a truck racing technology partner


Committed to Truck Racing, Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has renewed its technological partnership with the “tankpool24” and “CEPSA” racing teams and is supplying both crews with high-performance brake disc and pads.

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Under the Meyle brand Wulf Gaertner Autoparts markets a comprehensive range of commercial vehicle repair solutions including parts from the steering and chassis, cooling and brakes product groups. Commercial vehicle brakes are exposed to high levels of stress – even more so when used on race trucks competing in professional motor sport series such as the FIA European Truck Racing Championship.

The truck needs to brake sharply whenever it approaches a bend, decelerating from approximately 160km/h to about 40 to 50km/h, which causes the brakes to hit extreme temperatures within seconds. “Meyle brake discs are designed to distribute heat effectively, thereby ensuring that braking performance remains at a constant high level throughout the disc’s service life”, says Sven Nielsen, Technical Director at Wulf Gaertner Autoparts. “The Meyle brake discs and pads which we supply perform reliably under the most demanding operating conditions – daily proof of their excellent quality.”

As a technological partner of both racing teams Wulf Gaertner Autoparts’ engineers maintain an on-going dialogue with the teams’ technicians, continually scrutinising and evaluating Meyle part performance under race conditions. “The findings are fed back directly into the Meyle brake development process”, says Nielsen, thus emphasizing that both technology partners benefit greatly from knowledge transfer.