Vipal sponsors European truck racing team
Having sponsored teams in several Brazilian motorsport categories, Brazil-based retreader Vipal has begun sponsorship of the Buggyra team in the 2011 European Truck Racing Championship. “Vipal and Car and Truck Racing have been shoulder in shoulder since the company´s foundation. For thirteen years we have sponsored the Formula Truck in Brazil, contributing to the success of the category in the country. Now, due to Vipal´s expansion in Europe, we have decided for this sponsorship. Furthermore, what’s even better is that we get started in this new phase together with the current champion of the category”, explains Maria Locatelli, Vipal sales and marketing director.
At five of the ten races – those taking place at Misano, Italy; Albacete, Spain; Nürburgring, Germany; Most, Czech Republic; and Le Mans, France, Vipal´s European clients will have the opportunity of following the races in Buggyra´s VIP area.
Having its roots in the Czech Republic, BUGGYRA has taken part in the SuperRace Truck category since 2000. In the following year it founded the Buggyra Technology Center (BTC), a laboratory focused on engine development arising from its own technology – what outlined them as one of the most important teams in the category. They are currently the SuperRace Truck champions for both the individual and team categories.
Misano, Italy: 21-22 May
Albacete, Spain: 5-6 June
Nürburgring, Germany: 9-10 July
Most, Czech Republic: 27-28 August
Le Mans, France: 8-9 October