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KAMAZ-master Truck Racing Team Defends Championship Title at Dakar Rally 2015 Supported by WABCO's High-Performance Safety Technologies

KAMAZ-master Truck Racing Team Defends Championship Title at Dakar Rally 2015 Supported by WABCO's High-Performance Safety Technologies

KAMAZ-master Truck Racing Team Defends Championship Title at Dakar Rally 2015 Supported by WABCO's High-Performance Safety Technologies

BRUSSELS, Belgium – January 19, 2015 – WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced that it has supplied a number of advanced, high-performance safety and efficiency technologies to the winning truck racing team of the Dakar 2015 rally, KAMAZ-master. KAMAZ-master race trucks crossed the finish line in first, second, and third place. The KAMAZ-master team has won the Dakar rally thirteen times to-date.

WABCO has been supplying KAMAZ-master with pioneering safety technologies since 1997. For Dakar 2015, the Company provided KAMAZ-master team's heavy duty trucks with high-performance air compressors, wheel-end solutions, coupling controls and WABCO Tristop™ Actuaters, one of the industry's most reliable piston-type spring brake cylinders.

"The Dakar Rally represents two grueling weeks in the most challenging terrain on Earth. It is the ultimate test for trucks and teams alike." said Vladimir Chagin, director of NP KAMAZ-Avtosport, leader of KAMAZ-master team. "We appreciate WABCO's continued support of the KAMAZ-master truck racing team and its advanced safety technologies"

Dakar 2015 concluded on Saturday, January 17 in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires. It was the rally's seventh consecutive year to be held in South America. The route covered 9,000 kilometers (5,592 miles) in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile crossing the Andes Mountains and racing the Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt lake before venturing in the Atacama Desert, commonly known as the driest place on Earth. In total, 63 racing trucks representing twelve different commercial vehicle brands competed in the Dakar 2015 rally. KAMAZ-master sent four trucks to successfully defend its title.

For more information visit the KAMAZ-master website at www.kamazmaster.ru/en or watch the team's video here on YouTube.

Equipped with WABCO’s high-performance safety technologies, KAMAZ-master truck racing team won theDakarrally for the thirteen's time. (Photo: Courtesy of KAMAZ-master)

Press Photo / caption: Equipped with WABCO's high-performance safety technologies, KAMAZ-master truck racing team won the Dakar rally for the thirteen’s time. (Photo: Courtesy of KAMAZ-master)

 

About the WABCO-KAMAZ Partnership

The KAMAZ-master team was formed in 1988 and represents KAMAZ, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the Russian Federation. WABCO began supplying KAMAZ in 1992 and currently provides electronic braking systems with integrated electronic stability control, anti-lock braking systems, air disc brakes, electronically controlled air suspension, as well as components for braking and driveline controls.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com

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Tobias Mueller, +49 89 470 277 112, tobias.mueller@remove-this.klenkhoursch.de



 

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Email: wabco@remove-this.klenkhoursch.de

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