Goodyear Holds 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final


On September 28 and 29, 2019 a selection of Europe’s best truck drivers will gather at the Goodyear proving grounds in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg to participate in the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final. Within the quest to find the best truck driver, in total over 1000 candidates from 30 countries across Europe and beyond registered to compete in the national competitions from March till September.

DAF Drive Challenge Final Held at Goodyear's Grounds

To be eligible for the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final, a driver knows how to get maximum performance from every drop of fuel. How to transport freight safely and on time during the rush hour. And how to keep a vehicle in top condition. Following an initial online registration process – including assessments on road knowledge and an understanding of the commercial vehicles in operation– selected drivers were tested at the national finals in their respective country.

At the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final scheduled on end of September, 18 national DAF Driver Challenge Champions will demonstrate their expert driving skills, road safety awareness and understanding of the transport business. At the two-day Final at Goodyear, a series of innovative challenges, designed to put the finalists to the test, will see the contestants behind the wheel of the award-winning DAF truck range. These challenges will of course be driven on Goodyear latest generation tyre ranges, FUELMAX GEN-2 and KMAX GEN-2, to enhance fuel efficiency and mileage.

The jury, consisting of driving experts, will evaluate each local finalist on technical vehicle and tyre knowledge, eco-driving and road safety skills, manoeuvring capabilities and other key areas to be qualified as the overall winner and rewarded as the 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Champion.

The 2019 International DAF Driver Challenge Final is taking place at the Goodyear proving grounds in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg. The track once homologated for Formula 1 testing, has a total length of 3960 meters. Today it is used for the extensive testing of passenger and truck tyres to deliver high levels of performance and efficiency. For the Final, the finalists will participate in 9 different technical and handling workshops on the Goodyear track.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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