• 16-JAN-2018

FPT Industrail Equips the Team PETRONAS De Rooy IVECO for the First Place at Africa Eco Race 2018


FPT Industrial celebrates the new year with a victory at the Africa Eco Race 2018. The competition, which started on December 31st, declared its winners last Sunday: Team Petronas De Rooy IVECO placed first in the truck category and fourth in the overall ranking.

FPT Industrial provided Cursor 13 engines to IVECO Powerstar trucks which competed in the Africa Eco Race: Gerard van de Rooy and his co-pilots won due to their talents and to the powerful FPT Industrial engines. This accomplishment is particularly special since this year the Africa Eco Race celebrated its 10th anniversary and welcomed a record number of competitors, with more than one hundred vehicles and nearly 200 riders at the starting line in Monaco. The twelve stages continued throughout Morocco and Mauritania, while the finish line was in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

FPT Industrial powered the winning team with its Cursor 13, 13-liter engines, specially engineered for this challenging race. The engine can reach a maximum power of up to 1,000 hp and its reliability is assured by FPT Industrial’s long-lasting experience in on-road long haul missions. This engine has proven its robustness and top performance even in past races, such as last years’ Dakar editions.

Turin, January 16 2018