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2015 Isuzu World Technical Competition – Aus team announced

The Australian team competing in the 2015 Isuzu World Technical Competition has been announced.

Ty Jenkins of Isuzu Westar, Campbellfield in Victoria has been announced as the overall winner of the Isuzu Truck National Technical Skills Competition, held in Melbourne last week.

Ty has been selected to represent Isuzu Australia and the Australian Isuzu Truck Dealer Network at the international event to be held at the Manufacturing Service Training Centre, in Fujisawa, Japan on November 4.

He will be joined by national runner-up Travis De Lorenzo of North East Isuzu in South Australia and team Coach and Isuzu’s Technical and Fleet Manager Victoria and Tasmania, Peter Sherry.

The annual Isuzu World Technical Competition is now in its 10th year and continues to grow.

The world competition is designed to test the skills, techniques and knowledge of Isuzu's most accomplished service technicians from all over the world.

The competition is comprised of a series of events covering mechanical measuring, a practical assembly exercise as well as electrical diagnostics, practical repair tests, a vehicle inspection and systems management diagnosis. The teams also undergo an intensive written exam covering general and Isuzu-specific technical product knowledge.

The 2014 competition saw 31 teams compete in front of an audience if more than 800 spectators

The international competition and its prize, known as the Golden Spanner, are highly regarded within the Isuzu world-wide community.

IAL National Training Manager, David Smith, said the International competition was of an extremely high standard, but he has confidence in local abilities.

“It is a great honour for Isuzu Australia to once again be invited to compete in this international event and I’m sure Ty and Travis will be great ambassadors for the organisation and our broader dealer network.

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