Valtra team successful in tractor pulling09/25/2009
Matti Herlevi from Valtra Shell Pulling Team drove Caesar to second place in the Euro Cup final in Bettborn, Luxembourg and second overall in the tractor pulling Euro Cup for the 2009 season.
Matti Herlevi and Caesar in the EuroCup final in Bettborn, Luxembourg.
The Euro Cup champion this year was also a Valtra tractor, albeit belonging to the Dutch team Next Sensation. Pekka Herlevi, who builds the Valtra Shell Team's tractors, has helped the Dutch Valtra team over the years, and even built a competition engine in the past. The Valtra tractors are competing in the popular Pro Stock 3500 kg class. The Euro Cup consists of six individual competitions held during the summer in various European countries.
“The season went quite well considering the kinds of problems we had along the way. Second, fifth and ninth position in the Euro Cup is also respectable amidst such tough competition. Valtra tractors certainly performed well in Bettborn, taking five out of the top eight positions,” comments Pekka Herlevi.
The Valtra Shell Pulling Team’s tractors began to find their form only towards the end of the season. Going into the European Championships the team tried to maximise its performance, for example by cutting their tyres to save weight. The team looks like it is well prepared for the next season, as the tractors are already in fine shape.
“The first thing we will do is a hold a little meeting. We will introduce some changes for sure, but we can’t say yet exactly what. In any case we will begin building the tractors nice and early so that they are totally ready for the start of the 2010 season at the indoor event in the Netherlands next spring.”
Euro Cup final results and total points, Pro Stock 3500 category:
|Pos.||Name Tractor||Country||Bryne||Bernay||Made||Putten||Herning||Bettborn||Total Points|
|8||John Deere 2||DK||3||5||6||0||5||10||29|
|19||Bad Boy's Toy||NL||x||x||x||0||x||3||3|
|20||Il Tempo Gigante||DK||x||x||x||0||x||0||0|
Matti Herveli from Valtra Shell Pulling Team took second place in the overall Euro Cup competition.