19 januari 2010

Theo Timmerman changes tactics

Dutch four-in-hand driver Theo Timmerman has changed his tactics for the FEI World Cup Driving competition in Leizpig this weekend. Timmerman will start with a completely different team of horses, which he borrows from his Dutch colleague Edwin Spek.

“With this team I really have a chance to end in the top three, they are so quick,” says Timmerman who successfully drove Spek’s team for the first time last Sunday in a national indoor driving competition. “My own team is doing good, but my horses are rather big which means I do not have a chance to achieve the current high level in the World Cup competitions. Edwin’s horses are small, very fast and turn very easily.”
The team exists of two KWPN horses, a New Forest and a Welsh horse. Theo Timmerman will compete with this team in the FEI World Cup competitions in Leipzig and in Bordeaux (5 and 6 February).

Edwin Spek in acting during Zwolle International 2010. Theo Timmerman takes over the reins of this team during the WC competitions in Leipzig and Bordeaux.

Timmerman is currently in 9th position in the standings, but has two more competitions to go. The Top 6 drivers of the standings after Bordeaux qualify for the Final in Geneva on 16 and 17 April.

In Leipzig , Timmerman competes against Jiri Nesvacil, Jozsef Dobrovitz, Christoph Sandmann, Daniel Wurgler and IJsbrand Chardon, who starts with a wild card.
The warm up competition is scheduled on Friday 22 January at 23.50 hrs., the World Cup competition will take place on Sunday 24 January at 12.55 hrs.
The competitions in Leipzig are broadcasted live on internet on clipmyhorse.de