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Enama and the Franciacorta circuit, a partnership for safety

by the editorial staff
May - June 2015 | Back

A partnership between the Italian Agricultural Mechanization Agency, Enama, and the Franciacorta International Circuit organized for holding courses on the safe driving of agricultural machinery was opened in April with an educational tour targeted on the media in the sector. On the Enama side, the choice of these facilities near Brescia has turned out to be a winner. As  the Franciacorta International Circuit President Giulio Mazzola explained, the Castrezzato autodrome is already set up for the agro-mechanical sector with a test area as large as 60,000 m², an interchange road nearing completion to provide an excellent link between the autodrome and the express highway system, classrooms fully equipped with everything needed for conducting lessons in theory, plus a competent staff of professionals with great training experience in dealing with automobiles and motorcycles. The real strong point of the circuit, however, is the test area which includes long routes uphill and down, various grades of lateral slopes, and potholes and obstacles laid out for drivers of agricultural machinery to adapt to various levels of driving experiences. Thanks to these features, the Brescia circuit is able to meet a wide range of training requirements, beginning with drivers who must cope with work in the fields on a daily basis as well as for highly specialized courses for preparing the trainers. This was confirmed in April when the participants, under the supervision of an instructor, were given the opportunity to try out Case New Holland tractors and machinery provided by the Northeast Agrarian Consortium to perform exercises planned for these important training cycles by Enama and the Franciacorta International Circuit. In a communiqué, Enama affirmed that the safe driving courses are an essential investment because they will provide theoretical and practical understanding which, on one hand, will allow operators to avoid potential risks of personal injury and, on the other, lower fuel consumption and the resulting harmful emissions while extending the life cycle of the machine. In substance, these safe driving courses are aimed at teaching drivers to get the best performance with their machinery in conditions of maximum safety. 


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