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Press article fom  11.09.2015

Championship race cars at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

The preparations for the next round of the World Endurance Championship (FIA-WEC) have already begun. Cars of stars like Marc Webber, Nick Heidfeld, Alexander Wurz and Patrick Dempsey were processed and loaded at the airport for their next race in Texas.


Racing fans are not alone in their excitement at the sight of these cars. 31 racing cars, 3 Safety Cars as well as the equipment and supplies for the racing teams of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) were carefully prepared to meet the requirements of the championship organizers, teams, transportation companies and the airlines for their flights to Austin. More than 400 tonnes of freight, loaded onto B747-4Fs distributed over four flights, were flown to the US. The vehicles will be needed for the next six-hour endurance race in Texas, which takes place in Austin on the 19th of September. "We are looking forward to seeing the cars in action," says Hahn- Spokeswoman Hanna Koch. The transport to the US is a logistical challenge which the airport successfully meets together with partners and participants. This includes the expertise and experience of DHL and VG Cargo. The use of special trucks for transport by road as well as specific rigging, handling and loading techniques and equipment are integral parts of the entire process. "From the delivery to loading we work hand in hand and in doing so we ensure that these high value vehicles are moved safely and efficiently”, quotes Hanna Koch, Hahn-Spokesperson.

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