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Frankfurt Hahn Airport transports cars for World Endurance Championship event

Frankfurt Hahn Airport transports cars for World Endurance Championship event

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has processed 31 racing cars, three safety cars and equipment for the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile World Endurance Championship (WEC) race in Austin, Texas (US).

More than 400 tonnes of freight, distributed over four Boeing 747-4 Freighter flights transported the cars and equipment for round five of the WEC at the Circuits of the Americas racetrack in Austin. The race took place on 19 September and lasted for six hours. The airport received assistance from DHL and VG Cargo using specialist trucks, rigging, handling and loading techniques.

Frankfurt-Hahn says: “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 securely.”

There are eight rounds of the WEC, the first race of the year was at the Silverstone circuit in the UK on 12 April, followed by a race at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit on 2 May. Round three was the Le Mans 24 hours in France on the 13 and 14 June. This was followed by a race at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit on 30 August. After Austin on 19 September, the next round will be at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan on 11 October. The final two rounds will be at the Shanghai International Circuit in China on 1 November and at the Bahrain International Circuit in Bahrain on 21 November.

The WEC driver’s championship is being joint lead by a team consisting of Germany’s Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer of France and Switzerland’s Marcel Fassler on 95 points. Porsche is leading the manufacturers championship on 184 points from Audi on 151 points.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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