Hope you were successful!
I recently read an article that on average young people in my country now need 40-50 hours of driving practice before they pass the practical exam. This seemed like an awful lot to me. When I got the license (EU class B) in 2004 it took me about 25 hrs or so IIRC.
For comparison, I did pass the practical exams for the private pilot license (EASA PPL-A) with 45 hours of training in 2017 (the minimum mandatory training is....45 hours).