Roadways are laid on 2016 ploughing championship site

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The first of over 25 kilometres of trackway for the 85th National Ploughing Championships is currently being laid to transform a green field in Offaly into the bustling hub that will become this year’s event.

The NPA are delighted to welcome back Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the official motoring partner; this is the sixth year in a row of this successful partnership.

Alan Bateson, Managing Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland said “We are delighted to be returning for our 6th year in 2016 as official Vehicle partner of the National Ploughing Championships.

“This year we will supply a range of four Motion Transporter Generation 6 Vans and Amarok Pick Ups which have proven to be so popular with the agricultural community in Ireland. We will also launch our new Amarok V6 at this year’s championships, this new vehicle which sets the benchmark against all other competitors in Ireland and which will be the only V6 offering in this segment, with a class leading 221bhp and a best in class 550Nm of torque we know it is sure to attract huge interest.

“The National Ploughing Championships showcases the best of Irish food, farming and culture and this partnership matches our brand values of being the best commercial vehicle manufacturer in the Irish market.”