Nine skilled drivers remain

Nine skilled drivers remain

With two events left in the YETD final, nine young drivers remain in the competition and still have the chance to bring home a brand new Scania truck. It’s a nail biter. Stay tuned for the climax!

Patrick Schildmann, Germany

Patrick Schildmann, Germany

Chris Brooker Carey United Kingdom

Chris Brooker Carey, United Kingdom

Patrick Schildmann, 32, from Germany has participated in YETD five times since 2005. He regards the challenges to be equivalent to the tasks he conducts in his daily work, like reversing in narrow streets, efficient and forward-looking driving. Chris Brooker-Carey, 35, from the UK considers his strongest discipline to be theory. He has shown a determined approach to the competition, studying old YETD final videos to pick up tips.

Edy de Rocco Italy

Edy de Rocco, Italy

Stephen Lacombe France

Stephen Lacombe, France

Edy De Rocco, 35, from Italy has participated in three national finals. His forte is the Reverse Z challenge, something that is also a strength in his working life. De Rocco wants to improve on his 2012 performance in the final. Stéphen Lacombe, 33, from France is a veteran YETD participant, having competed in several previous competitions. He considers manoeuvring and eco-driving to be his two fortes. Lacombe is always working to improve his skills, especially when it comes to eco-driving.

Andreas Soderstrom Sweden

Andreas Söderström, Sweden

Robert Baker Ireland

Robert Baker, Ireland

Andreas Söderström, 31, from Sweden won the European final of YETD in 2010. He’s unsure what his strongest discipline is and, due to the fact that he only rarely drives a truck and trailer combination, the competition will be a challenge. Robert Baker, 32, from Ireland is the current Irish national champion. Baker displays extreme precision in his manoeuvring, as he practises this discipline regularly in his daily job. Baker’s goals are to win a new truck and enjoy the finals experience.

Thomas Knusel Switzerland

Thomas Knusel, Switzerland

Erling Rolstad Norway

Erling Rolstad, Norway

Thomas Knüsel, 28, from Switzerland discovered he was got at handling heavy vehicles when doing his military service. His strong discipline is driving in general as he also drives on his free time to become an even better driver. He was part of the national final in 2012 YETD, he is not to be forgotten. Erling Rolstad, 26, from Norway participates in the European finals for the first time, but with his experience in manoeuvring and his skill with driving heavy machines, he is up to the task. Rolstad is looking very much forward to taking part in the competition.

Lars Sondergaard Denmark

Lars Sondergaard, Denmark

Lars Søndergård, 32, from Denmark says his strongest skill sets are manoeuvring and cargo securing. As well as winning the most recent Danish national final, Sondergaard placed second in 2012. He is looking forward to the finals and emphasises that he will not be participating as a spectator this time…