Bulgaria will be represented in Gothenburg by the MAINATOWN team from Plovdiv with Captain Ivan Dimitrov and teammates Kostadin Iliev, Nikolay Stoev and Jenko Nyagolov and Village People from the Sofia Service Center of Volvo Group Bulgaria - Alexander Zhivkov, Rosen Kabakchiev, Simeon Bonev and Veselin Stoichovski. They will face 230 teams with over 1000 participants.
"We are happy to have been able to qualify for this difficult competition. However, this is the world's largest professional race, something like the World of Mechanics. We will do our best to fight for the finals.", Explains the captains of the two teams.
The semi-final competition will take place within three weeks. It will include both the theoretical questions relating to repairs, service and spare parts for Volvo trucks and practical tasks. The best-performing 40 teams will qualify for the big final of VISTA, which will be held from 24th to 30th June in Curitiba, Brazil.
The two Bulgarian teams have previous experience with top ranking in international competitions for after-sales service professionals.
"We do not have a specific strategy, but the knowledge and skills we exercise in our work every day. But our biggest advantage is that we are working together and acting as teams. We are also very ambitious to present Bulgaria worthy, because there are really very good colleagues working here,"said the captains before leaving for Gothenburg.