Today is the first day of the Scania Driver Competitions final in Södertälje. Drivers from thirty European countries will compete until one winner remains. Starting in Ukraine in October 2018, the last national final was in Finland and Poland just recently.
The first Scania Driver Competitions was held in 2003. From then on, another five competitions have been run. This year’s competition is the seventh so far.
Preparations for the final have lasted for more than a year. The experienced project management have not only made sure the tour with national finals has run smoothly, but also ensured all guests will have an amazing experience when cheering their respective finalist on.
Signs and clothes are only a few of the things that have been custom-designed for the event, and the detailed schedule for the logistics to make the transportation and food work over the weekend has taken many hours. More than 200 officials – including the jury, catering, people building the tracks – will work during the event.
All over the world
Many countries have previously participated in Scania Driver Competitions over the years, among them are Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. In total, 50 different countries from all over the world has arranged Scania Driver Competitions since the start.
The previous global competitions were held in 2016 – 2017, and the total number of participants in all previous competitions is 350,000.
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Knock the King is the very last challenge in the Scania Driver Competitions final on 25 May. The objective of the exercise is to show good ability in manoeuvring the vehicle safely without making mistakes. The track tests the contestants’ ability to position the vehicle with precision. Calm but efficient driving is rewarded while mistakes are penalised. Click the link in our bio to check out the other challenges and read more about #ScaniaDriverCompetitions