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WABCO Provides High-Performance Safety Technologies to Dakar Rally Champions


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Press Release / January 2, 2015

WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today announced that the company continues to supply its most advanced, high-performance safety technologies to KAMAZ-master, the Russian national off-road truck racing team and defending champion of Dakar, one of the world’s most challenging endurance rallies. KAMAZ-master has won the Dakar Rally an unprecedented twelve times, including most recently in 2014.

WABCO has supplied KAMAZ-master since 1997 with pioneering safety technologies and has significantly contributed to the team’s continued success ever since. In 2015, WABCO equips KAMAZ-master team’s heavy duty trucks with industry-leading technologies such as high-performance air compressors, wheel-end solutions, driveline controls and WABCO Tristop® cylinders, one of the industry’s most reliable piston-type spring brake cylinders.

Dakar 2015 will launch on January 4 and conclude on January 17 in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires. In total, 63 racing trucks representing twelve different commercial vehicle brands will cross the starting line. KAMAZ-master will send four trucks to defend its title. Dakar 2015 covers 9,000 kilometers (5,592 miles) of the most unforgiving terrain through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

The Dakar puts to the ultimate test racing teams and vehicles alike. This year, drivers will cross the Andes Mountains twice, face the world’s largest salt lake called the “Salar de Uyuni” and venture in the Atacama Desert, commonly known as the driest place on earth.

For more information, visit the KAMAZ-master website at http://www.kamazmaster.ru/en or watch the team’s video here on YouTube.

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