Monroe® Safety Ambassador Thierry Neuville Gains 9th Career Win, Extends WRC Points Lead at Rally Italia Sardegna

Monroe® Safety Ambassador Thierry Neuville Gains 9th Career Win, Extends WRC Points Lead at Rally Italia Sardegna

Monroe® Safety Ambassador Thierry Neuville and co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul withstood a furious last-stage charge by defending FIA World Rally Championship titleholder Sébastien Ogier to claim victory in last weekend’s Rally Italia Sardegna. The win, the ninth of Neuville’s WRC career, extends his lead to 27 points in the drivers’ championship with six events remaining. Neuville finished second in points to Ogier in 2017.

Neuville and Ogier dominated the action on the Mediterranean island, with just .8 seconds separating the two – but with a nearly 2-minute margin over third place – heading into Sunday’s 6.96km Power Stage. Neuville and Gilsoul held on for a .7-second victory, the third-closest winning margin in WRC history.

“We congratulate Thierry for another breathtaking win and an important step toward what we hope will be the 2018 WRC championship,” said Olivier Schyns, marketing and communication director for Tenneco Aftermarket EMEA, manufacturer of Monroe shock absorbers. “He drove the Hyundai i20 to its absolute limits without making a mistake."  Tenneco and the Monroe brand are proud to support his quest for a season title.

WRC continues July 26-29, 2018, with the Neste Rally Finland.

As a Monroe Safety Ambassador, Thierry helps Tenneco and Monroe communicate to consumers the importance of replacing worn shock absorbers and other ride control products to help ensure safe steering, stopping and stability characteristics.

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About Tenneco - Aftermarket EMEA

About Tenneco   
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  
 
On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers. 
 
About the Future Powertrain Technology Company
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.
 

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