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24 June 2010 14:00 GMT / Scania in the United Kingdom
Finalists for the UK Final of Young European Truck Driver 2010 announced
The qualifying phase for this year's Young European Truck Driver competition is now complete and has determined the 11 young drivers who will compete against William Herron, the reigning UK Young Truck Driver, for the chance to represent the UK at the 2010 Young European Truck Driver Final.
The 11 young truck drivers (see below for list of names) have qualified by becoming the highest scoring entrants in the online qualifying event organised by Scania (Great Britain) Limited. They will now compete in the 2010 UK Final, which is to be held at the Motor Heritage Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire on Saturday 26 June. This event will decide the overall winner who will then go forward to represent the UK at the European Final in Sweden in October.
At the European Final, the UK representative will pit his or her skills against the winning young drivers from each of the other 24 participating nations for the competition's top prize of a brand new Scania R-series truck valued at 100,000 Euros.
Organised by Scania and supported by Michelin, the 2010 Young European Truck Driver is the world's largest road safety and driving skills competition, with qualifying events currently taking place across Europe.
"Qualifying for the UK Final is a major achievement in itself," comments Hans-Christer Holgersson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited. "This is the fourth time we have run the Young European Truck Driver event and competition this year has been fiercer than ever. Our contestants are all hungry for the top prize and that is making for a great and hard fought contest. I would like to wish all of them the very best at the UK Final."
|William Herron of Dromore, Co. Down||W J Herron Transport|
|Sarah Nixon of Cockermouth, Cumbria||Duncan Hill Limited|
|Mike Ponsonby of Rugely, Staffs||M A Ponsonby Limited|
|Matthew Kavanagh of Turvey, Beds||TNT Express|
|Karen Fotheringham of Strood, Kent||Norbert Dentressangle|
|Calvin Friedman of Sittingbourne, Kent||JBS Haulage|
|Simon Dickson of Stranraer, Wigtownshire||Gist|
|Toby Whitford of Raunds, Northants||T. P. Whitford Transport|
|George Kirk of Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire||M. V. H. Services|
|Carl Jones of Tipton, West Midlands||Spar|
|Colin McKeag of Carrowdore, Co. Down||MK Transport (NI) Limited|
|Paul Colley of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands||Hoyer UK|