Slovakia wins the final of the Renault Trucks Optifuel Challenge in Lyon
On 16 October 2019 in Lyon, 25 drivers from 25 countries competed at the 5th international final of the Optifuel Challenge, an eco-driving competition organised by Renault Trucks. Slovakian driver Frantisek Oravec won the prize for top eco-driver, ahead of Polish driver Piotr Krahel, from Concept Cargo Logistics and French driver Pascal Bosser from Transports Rollin.
The competition was split into two parts: the finalists first answered a theoretical questionnaire that evaluated their eco-driving knowledge, for 10% of the final score. They then took the wheel of a 2019 Renault Trucks T High 480 for an open-road driving test lasting around 40 minutes.
Frantisek Oravec, driver and manager of the family business Frantisek Oravec, was awarded the prize of 2019 Top eco-driver, thereby winning a 2019 Renault Trucks T High 480 for his company, together with a €6,000 voucher for the outlet of his choice.
Polish driver Piotr Krahel, from Concept Cargo Logistics, clinched second place and a €3,000 voucher for the outlet of his choice.
Third place went to French driver Pascal Bosser from Transports Rollin, who won a voucher for €1,500 for the outlet of his choice.
The prize for the "fun" challenge was awarded to Bulgarian driver Plamen Ivanov from Sunny Co Ltd.
Last but not least, a special "fair play" prize was awarded to Algerian driver Nabil Bedreddine from TerrenoTrans for his good humour and enthusiasm throughout the competition.