Sytner Group recently celebrated its finest and most talented technicians with its annual Elite Technician Challenge.
Over 500 technicians entered the competition in 13 categories and 13 winners being awarded a trip to the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle as guests of Penske Racing.
Finalists had 90 minutes to identify and diagnose real-world failures in vehicles rigged with exterior, interior and engine faults.
Following diagnoses, competitors had to record and submit a video describing all the faults and the required solutions.
Finalists had already completed an online theory assessment in February, which combined with the scores from the practical final gave Sytner Group their winners for each category.
The event was regulated by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and sponsored by Shell Helix Motor Oils with support from Pirelli and CitNOW.
Francesca Summers, human resources project manager at Sytner Group, said: “The event this year was amazing. It’s really gratifying to see such an important programme through to completion and the finalists receiving well-deserved recognition for their hard work.
“It is also great that so many of our managers are able to attend, not only to show their support, but also take the time out to recognise the technicians. I think that means the most to the finalists.”
Richard Jory, senior vice president distribution operations at Shell Renewable and Energy Solutions, said: “Shell is honoured to support the Elite Technician event and congratulates all finalists and the winners. Shell is proud to be a partner of Sytner Group and more broadly, the Penske Corporation, providing the world’s leading fuels and lubricants. Together we strive to deliver the best possible customer experience day-in, day-out through the very best technicians in the industry.”