John Deere and Michelin are searching for Europe’s best tractor driver - and YOU could represent Britain.
Sixteen drivers from all over Europe will prove their skills driving the new 6250R tractor at the Michelin test site in Clermont-Ferrand, France in June.
The competition is not only about speed, but also about the best and most efficient driving strategy.
The test site is one of the world’s largest and has 19 test tracks with a total length of 41km (25½ miles).
Eight brand new John Deere 6250R tractors equipped with the new CommandPRO joystick will be available for the competition.
Featuring a maximum output of 300hp, each tractor will be pulling a Joskin 29-tonne tandem axle trailer, and all the machines will be equipped with Michelin tyres.
The 16 participants will be the first customers worldwide to drive the 6250R in real-life conditions.
At the start of the competition, each operator selects their own driving strategy and decides on the appropriate tractor settings as well as the most suitable tyre pressures.
The contestants then have to complete a field and road course, which they have to negotiate as quickly as possible while taking into account fuel consumption and possible soil compaction.
Finally, each driver will be scored on their performance in the following categories: speed, fuel efficiency, soil compaction and driving skills.
Those who would like to take part should apply now at www.lightstrongsmart.com