MAN celebrates successful motorsport season 2011
European Truck Race and Truck Trial winners at MAN's championship gala in Munich.
Looking back on an exciting season of motorsport in 2011, MAN held a champions' party for all the successful teams and drivers in the MAN Forum, Munich. At the exclusive evening event, the commercial vehicles manufacturer demonstrated exactly how success should be celebrated: Jochen Hahn, FIA European Truck Racing Champion 2011, runner-up Antonio Albacete and teammate Uwe Nittel, FIA European Truck Racing Team Champion 2011, as well as Marcel Schoch and Johnny Stumpp, winners of the European Truck Trial 2011, met sponsors, suppliers and members of MAN Truckers World in a relaxed atmosphere. Accompanied by an entertaining program, all those present celebrated the finale of the highly-successful motorsport season 2011 until nearly midnight.
The guests were greeted on arrival at the Truck Forum by an impressive backdrop: lined up in the outside area were the service trucks of the winning teams and the German Touring Car Championships (DTM). Inside, the stars of the event were waiting: Jochen Hahn's MAN race truck and Team Schoch's winning Truck Trial vehicle were admired by the guests from close range. Dr Frank Hiller, Director of Marketing, Sales & Services at MAN Truck & Bus, officially opened the evening in a welcoming speech, after which the champions took questions from guests and representatives of the press. A delicious buffet was followed by a performance from Dresden's country and pop singer Meg Pfeiffer, who fired up her audience with well-known hits and created just the right party atmosphere.