In an extremely close “Knock the King” semi final nine competitors became three – the young European drivers who will meet in the “Super Z” final, with a brand new Scania truck as the prize.
In the first heat German driver Patrick Schildmann had the coolest nerves, and eliminated Swede’s former YETD-champion Andreas Söderström and Norwegian Erling Rolstad.
The second heat was an even more close match, but Switzerland’s Thomas Knüsel’s efficient driving and precise finish was rewarded and he narrowly beat Irish Robert Baker, who made a late mistake, and UK:s Chris Brooker-Carey.
In the third heat French driver Stéphan Lacombe went for safe driving, and was beaten by Danish Lars Sondergaard, who had his own personal tactic, and who also eliminated Italian Edy de Rocco.
So, German, Swiss and Danish flags will surround the final!