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Team Hahn Racing | IVECO
Team Hahn dates back to 1996 when Konrad Hahn first started to compete with trucks.
The following year, the team was taking part in its first FIA ETRC races, finishing fourth in the 1997 standings with Konrad and Jörg Hahn (father and uncle of Jochen respectively) sharing the driving duties.
By 1999 after scoring many podium positions, Konrad Hahn handed the steering wheel over to his son Jochen. Success came immediately and Hahn Jnr scored a grand slam of wins at Misano in 2000. He was named as Rookie of the Year at season end.
Over the next decade Team Hahn raced a variety of different trucks but they were usually a threat at the front of the field developing many varieties of truck.
The glory years for Jochen and Team Hahn came between 2011 and 2014. A hat-trick of title wins in ’11, ’12 and 13 made him the first driver to win a hat trick of consecutive titles in the modern era. This was followed with a runners-up position in 2014 and 3rd place in the 2015 driver championship.
2016 saw a fourth title fall to the brilliant German as he engaged in a memorable battle with Adam Lacko for the championship.
Hahn won a race at every round and his remarkable consistency netted him a well-deserved title in his immaculately run Hahn MAN. He also celebrated the team title as he partnered with Rene Reinert.
2017 marked a new era for Team Hahn Racing as it swapped its proven MAN for an all-new IVECO. The four-time champion started his campaign with a victory but later experienced some teething problems with his new truck. He ended up with a runner-up position, with four race wins to his name.
This season Jochen is hoping to wrest the title back from Lacko and also nurture his son in to truck racing too!
- Jochen Hahn
18 April 2019