Friday, December 15, 2017

Q & A with Stephan Thomaes

Stephan Thomaes, 23 years old from Biervliet in the Netherlands. Stephan is the grandson of Ko de Regt and the nephew of Green Spirit Pulling Team owner Peter de Regt. He´s a Team member of the Green Spirit Pulling Team and the driver of the Rolls Royce Griffon V12 powered Light Mod Tractor called ,,Green Spirit 7´´.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Stephan Thomaes: Designer at 'De Regt' Conveyor Systems and follow school for one day in the week at Avans Breda.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Stephan Thomaes: Helping my father on the Farm.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Stephan Thomaes: To get a lot of power out of the Griffons! and the amazing weekends with the Team and Pulling friends.


pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Stephan Thomaes: I have no idea, i visit the events since i can walk. 
  
pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Stephan Thomaes: NTTO Grand National: Lochem (NL) / Made (NL) and in the Euro Cup Great Eccleston (GB).

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Stephan Thomaes: It was in Stroe (NL) 2013 with the Green Spirit 7.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Stephan Thomaes: Great Eccleston (GB) 2017, our intention was to take the 3rd place in the Euro Cup, we took the 3rd place and won with the Green Spirit 8 the final Euro Cup round of 2017. So we ended up in 3rd and 4th in the 2017 Euro Cup.


pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Stephan Thomaes: Unlimiteds and Super Stocks.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Stephan Thomaes: The big crash in Stroe (NL) 2015 after the winning pull in Brande (DK), the engine was completely broken..

pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Stephan Thomaes: 2 Modified classes instead of 3 Modified classes.

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Stephan Thomaes: ??? bringing the twin Griffon back on the track???

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Stephan Thomaes: Driving the twin Griffon for the first time! amazing feeling.

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?  
Stephan Thomaes: Every winter is special again, make your tractor better and trying to improve the results of last year.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Stephan Thomaes: Good luck to everybody and see you back next year!

pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck for the future ! 

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