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Strapped in for start of truck racing championship

Posted onPosted on 20th Apr

Huthwaite’s Taylors Trucksport Racing team prepared for the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship in a three-day test in the Czech Republic, writes Paul Horton.

Driver Mark Taylor and the team will be competing from next month in their second season.

Taylor topped lap times at the Most circuit, where 13 European truck racing teams were present, including previous European champions, all hoping to get the most out of the six test sessions, which each lasted around four hours.

Despite a major crash part way through last season, Taylor showed great ability to adapt to the new race series.

During testing he said: “It’s been a great three days testing here at Most. The truck has perhaps run the best since before my crash last season.”

At the end of last season extensive work was done at the team’s UK base after it was virtually rebuilt in Germany during the season .

The team travelled to its European base in Germany a few weeks ago and now can’t wait for its second encounter on some of the world’s greatest race circuits, including Nurburgring and Le Mans.

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship will be contested over seven rounds and the first is at Misano, Italy over 25th and 26th May.

PHOTOS: Richard Kienberger