News 2011

Bronze in the season opener

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The Valtra Shell Pulling Team’s Matti Herlevi took third place in the Pro Stock category with his tractor Caesar in the opening event held in Lidköping, Sweden, on 20 May. Countdown and Sigma Power driven by Pekka Herlevi placed fourth and ninth respectively, while Doris driven by Matti came in fourteenth.

“The competition was not perfect for us, but it was still a relatively good start to the season. Caesar and Countdown are well placed at the start of the Euro Cup season. Sigma also earned five cup points, which isn’t too bad. Doris fortunately qualifies automatically for the European Championships having taken gold last year,” reports Pekka Herlevi.

The track in Lidköping was extremely dry and grippy, which was an advantage for nose-heavy tractors. Pro Stock was the last category to run in the evening and also the most popular. Altogether around 10,000 spectators were on hand to watch the competition in the mild spring weather.


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