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Ahead in their field, combine harvester racing hits Luxembourg
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Ahead in their field, combine harvester racing hits Luxembourg

28.08.2017 From our online archive
Deafening engine noise, black smoke, and spectacular races: no doubt these were the reasons thousands of spectators were attracted to the northwest of Luxembourg on Sunday to enjoy combine harvester racing.

Deafening engine noise, black smoke, spectacular races with dramatic crashes: no doubt these were the reasons thousands of spectators were attracted to the northwest of Luxembourg on Sunday to enjoy combine harvester racing.

Rambrouch was the place to be for the event that is held every two years. The pimped harvesters have little in common with the agricultural ones peacefully harvesting only a few fields away.

The racing monsters boast up to 700 horse power, equipped with truck or car engines helping them to reach up to 80km per hour in the free class races.

And it was a spectacular occasion to enjoy, as the machines thrashed around the field course negotiating the bumpy slopes and ploughed into each other.

This rather extraordinary motor sport is only held once every two years in Luxembourg, but in the Netherlands it is quite a popular sport, given that courses are generally quite flat.

(Adam Walder, adam.walder@wort.lu, +352 4993 9721)