Titan customer, Reto Meisel has secured the Swiss Hill Climb Championship in his Mercedes SLK340, ‘The Mountain Monster’ as he gained victory in the E1 class at Freiburgische Châtel St. Denis - Les Paccots earlier this month.
The team went into the last round of the championship with only a 10-point lead over second place Frederic Neff in his Porsche. This subsequently meant that Meisel only needed to score 7 points to secure the championship title.
The team’s success is made even more sweet as not only did they set out at the beginning of the season to have a ‘learning year’, to get to grips with the lethal 610bhp monster but there were also several challenging moments with the engineering of the car. One of these moments involved a 4-day window to produce a replacement steering rack housing, which sustained damage during the penultimate round.
Titan were quick to take on the challenge and were able to use their facilities and expertise to machine and replace the housing, getting the car back on the road and to the start line on time and ultimately contributing to the championship win.
“Working with Meisel motorsport has been a real challenge this year due to the tight deadlines but it’s been one that we have relished. We are thrilled that the team entrusted us with producing the integral parts they needed in the short time frame and I believe that is real testament to Titan’s skills, responsive nature and quality control,” commented marketing manager Zoe Timbrell.
“It has been a pleasure working with Titan again this year,” states Reto, “and we would like to thank them for their support throughout the year and the crucial part they played in the overall championship victory.”
Click here to see footage of the incredible mountain monster in action during the 2016 season.
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