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Winners announced for National Apprentice Challenge

After three days of heats a winner has been named for the National Apprentice Challenge.

The team of James Greig and Brett Holland, representing the Southern Zone were judged best across the Brisbane Truck Show where the high intensity event was staged.

Finishing with 13.5 points, Southern Zone edged out runners-up Eastern Zone which consisted of Campbell Garson and Kieran Herlihy.

In the challenge, teams from across Australia had to work against the clock to identify and rectify a series of generated faults on identical trucks provided by IVECO Trucks Australia.

According to former HVIA Director Chris Musch, who was the event coordinator, the challenge went down to the wire.

“The Eastern Zone team forgot to mark a fault they repaired on the board. Unfortunately, this meant it couldn’t be recognised as a completed repair,” he said.

“James and Brett will attend the Gold Coast 600 Supercars Championship event in October 2019 thanks to Apprentice Challenge’s major sponsors NTI and Truck Assist," said Musch.

“They will also be lucky enough to meet drivers in the pit lane and will both take home a Red Bull Holden racing team merchandise pack thanks to IVECO Trucks.”

Musch congratulated all the apprentices who participated on a job well done.

Each will receive a tool kit supplied by Warby Tools and a Truckie Gear Bag thanks to NXT Journey.

“It’s safe to say the apprentices who participated in the challenge will go on to have very rewarding and enjoyable careers,” said Musch.

“We can’t wait for the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show to host the next challenge, where will we see a new wave of young, capable, and eager apprentices to take part.”

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