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Four-in-hand drivers prepared for FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg
10 April 2006

Although the outdoor competition season has already started in most of the main driving countries, the seven qualified four-in-hand drivers for the FEI World Cup Driving Final in Gothenburg are prepared for their last indoor battle.

Title defenders Michael Freund (Germany) and IJsbrand Chardon (the Netherlands) will compete in the Scandinavium arena against home drivers Tomas Eriksson and Fredrik Persson, who amazingly qualified by winning the World Cup competition in Stockholm with a wild card, which brought him an invitation in Geneva where he also performed well.

Werner Ulrich (Switzerland), Zoltan Lazar (Hungary) and Koos de Ronde (the Netherlands) complete the strong competitor field.

The drivers will for the first time in the five-year history of the FEI World Cup Driving start from scratch, which will result in a very exciting competition, since the form of the day will most probably play an important role in the performances.

Dr. Wolfgang Asendorf, who was also responsible for the World Cup courses in Hannover and Leipzig, will design the course.

The warm-up competition is scheduled on Saturday evening 15 April, while the decisive World Cup competition takes place on Sunday, 16 April.

CLICK HERE for the full results and points standings for this season's World Cup competition.

Created in 2001, the Driving World Cup has provided an innovative new style of competition for indoor events, with courses combining marathon and cone driving obstacles. The 2005/2006 season of the World Cup includes seven competitions: Hanover (GER), Stuttgart (GER), Stockholm (SWE), Geneva (SUI), Mechelen (BEL) in 2005; Leipzig (GER) and G?eborg (SWE) in 2006. The top 6 after 6 events will qualify for the 7th event in G?eborg.

The full rules of the FEI World Cup for the 2005/6 season are available - CLICK HERE

More information can also be found on the official FEI World Cup Driving website at www.worldcupdriving.com