• 45 customers were invited to the Circuit Paul Ricard
• Team 14 successful with products of EUROPART’s own-brand
Accompanied by lovely sunshine the first Truck Grand Prix of the French Series took place in Le Castellet on June 6th and 7th of 2015. The recently appointed EUROPART dealer of the region between Marseille and Nice, the company NEW TRUCK SERVICES from Brignoles, has invited 45 VIP-customers to the Circuit Paul Ricard.
José Rodrigues, the Portuguese driver of Team 14 which is sponsored by EUROPART, attended all four races in Le Castellet and was always among the best seven drivers; both the second and the third race Rodrigues reached the podium. “We were able to offer a special motorsports event to our customers: They were really very close to the driving team and they literally look over the mechanic’s shoulder”, reports Jérôme Grau, Country Manager of EUROPART in France. “The particularity of this event for us is caused by our sponsorship: Besides our company’s name branded on the truck, Team 14 is using parts of EUROPART’s own-brand, which are thus proved and tested under extreme conditions. This weekend for example, the mechanics installed disc and brake pads of our own-brand”, Grau adds.
Today, EUROPART's own-brand product range includes more than 6,000 parts. In addition to consumables and workshop equipment such as chemical products, oils and tools, customers can also obtain parts for axles and brakes, suspension, engine accessories, lighting and electrical components along with a selection of equipment and accessories. These include brake discs and brake pads along with EUROPART own-brand products such as filters, pneumatic springs, windscreen wipers or water pumps.
In nearly 70 years since its foundation in 1948, EUROPART has been growing into an internationally active trading company with more than 200 branches and cooperation partners in 26 European states and in Dubai. Regarding France the German company plans a further growth as well: “We are still going to strengthen our presence in France. We will build up new partnerships and we are going to deepen the existing cooperations”, states Jérôme Grau.
Grand Prix Camions du Castellet: Results Team 14 (José Rodrigues)
1. Race (Sat.): 5th place (out of 21 participants)
2. Race (Sat.): 3rd place (out of 20 participants)
3. Race (Sun.): 2nd place (out of 21 participants)
4. Race (Sun.): 7th place (out of 18 participants)