ALL SET: Gerard De Rooy, captain of Petronas De Rooy Iveco, poses with one of the team trucks for the 2015 Dakar race. Image: News Market
TURIN, Italy - Ready to fight for a place on the podium at the 2015 Dakar, Iveco and FPT Industrial will once again feature at the world's biggest rally – the Dakar – as official sponsor of Team Petronas De Rooy Iveco.
The announcement was made on Wednesday (Dec 3 2014) at a news media conference at at CNH Industrial Village in Turin, Italy.
The event's proceedings saw speeches by Iveco brand president Pierre Lahutte, engines engineering director at FPT Industrial Riccardo Buratti and Claudio Pastoris, CEO of Sparco, a global supplier of racing equipment.
Speaking on behalf of Petronas were regional head of Europe Giuseppe d'Arrigo and Andrea Dolfi, Global OEM liaison and motorsport manager for research and 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.