Those interested in testing their skills behind the wheels of heavy-duty vehicles were given the chance to do so recently at an event organised by the Shell oil company.
The Shell Rimula Heavyweight Driving Challenge saw those taking part head to London to try their hand at driving heavy vehicles, courtesy of Shell and the Jaidah Automotive firm.
It was the brainchild of the Shell Rimula arm of the oil giant, which produces specialist diesel oils for the engines of these kinds of vehicles. The contest involved the contestants working their way past numerous trials and obstacles, under the eyes of qualified instructors.
The purpose of the challenge was to try to master control, accuracy and teamwork, allowing them to develop a greater awareness of the difficulties involved in driving the likes of articulated lorries, forklifts, and other vehicles lubricated by the Rimula range of oils.
The franchise manager for Shell Lubricants, Khalil Alajam, was amongst those in attendance during the challenge, and afterwards the company’s global marketing general manager, Caroline Missen, said:
“It has been a very exciting few days in London and a great opportunity for us to be able to bring our valued Shell Rimula customers together from across the globe for such a unique experience.”
Shell is one of the world’s leading oil manufacturers, thanks to products like Shell Gadus S2 V100 3 and Shell Tonna S3 M 68, but this challenge provided a rare opportunity for people to experience those oils designed for heavy-duty driving first hand.