• 03-DEC-2014

  • SOURCE: CNH Industrial

Iveco and FPT Industrial, brands of CNH Industrial, to feature at Dakar 2015

An Iveco Trakker, an off-road vehicle that will compete in the 2015 Dakar rally
CNH Industrial brands Iveco and FPT Industrial are teaming up once again for the world famous off-road rally: the 2015 Dakar. The brands will once again feature as official sponsors of Team PETRONAS De Rooy Iveco. The news was announced yesterday at a press conference held at CNH Industrial Village in Turin, Italy.

The morning's proceedings saw speeches by Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, Riccardo Buratti, Engines Engineering Director at FPT Industrial, and Claudio Pastoris, CEO of Sparco, a global supplier of racing equipment. Speaking on behalf of fellow sponsor PETRONAS were Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Regional Head of Europe, and Andrea Dolfi, Global OEM Liaison & Motorsport Manager, Research & Technology. Gerard De Rooy – captain of Team PETRONAS De Rooy Iveco – also took the floor to present the other members of the Team and outline the main characteristics and challenges of the 2015 race.

In line with their adventurous identities, the two CNH Industrial brands will provide vehicles, parts and engines for the Netherlands-based Team PETRONAS De Rooy Iveco at the next Dakar rally.