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After Ilona and Günter Bals joined us in north Germany, we drove up to Hirthals in Denmark to take the ferry boat to Norway. Arriving in Kristiansand, we first had to pass the customs with our ATA Carnet. On the next morning, we decided to take a very small and magnificent sightseeing road along the coast. It was a hard job to pass all these small roads and bridges with our bus. At the late afternoon, we arrived at Stavanger haven. We enjoyed this relaxed atmosphere for some hours. Then we got a call... Jack Stijnen from Rocket Science Team was standing about 150km from Bryne with a broken turbo charger on his bus:-( We decided to drive to the pulling arena and tried to find a spare turbo. With help of Soren Naerland, we found the needed spare parts and we even got a car to drive down to Jack. Some 7 hours later, we arrived all together at the pulling arena. After the drivers meeting on sunday morning, the event started with the Pro-Stock class. Obviously, the track had not the same quality then during the EC in 2008. We were told that they put new clay on the first 70m. No way to find grip there. During our first pull, the first meters were ok, but after opening the throttle, the tractor began to jump. At the end of the track, grip could be found and we could made a full pull. For the pull-off, we decided to run the engine in lower RPM for the first meters in oder to keep the tractor stable. This plan seemed to be good, but when we opened the throttle, unfortunately it was too late to build up charging pressure. Jack won the class ahead of Museumspower and we finished on the 3rd place. Anyway, it was a great pleasure for us to pull in Bryne. Many thanks to Jaeren Tractor Pulling for the invitation. After the competition, we went off to Jorpeland crossing the Hogsfjord with a small ferry. We decided to make a trekking tour up to the Preikestolen rock above the Lysefjord. It took us a lot of efforts, but it was just great. Please enjoy the pictures...

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