RAC Rally of the Tests 2017. Finale.

The last day was as tough as the rest with great tests around army land and private estate grounds. Fun tests, and tricky navigation kept us on our toes.

We finished 25th and 3rd in class in the pre ’62 category. Not as well as we would have hoped but, given the spectacularly tricky event, satisfactory.

Talk of improved lighting and navigational improvement on the way home leads us to look forward to 2018!

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RAC Rally of the Tests Report 4

Another epic 12hr day in the car. Amazing scenery and undiscovered roads. It’s been exhausting but fun, mostly….

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RAC Rally of the Tests Report 3.

Friday is our first full day and what a day it was. 16hrs in the car, umpteen regularities, Tests and a blitz round Catterick Garrison.

Some of our performance was good and some not that great….. culminating with a broken wheel, tyre and suspension linkage at the start of the night section.

We had to nurse it to the hotel and that will cost us some time penalties.

Fortunately the ever patient sweep crews quickly dealt with the suspension in the dark hotel car park this evening by welding it back together so hopefully it should last the event out!

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RAC RALLY OF THE TESTS. Report 2. Prologue.

After a long day plotting, waiting, plotting and doing some GaugePilot tuition and wiring. At last we started the prologue as night was falling. I never like this ‘warm up’ to the event but it’s a necessary evil to seed the starting order. Unfortunately due to a navigational error and half the headlamps not working on the Fiat we start at car 59 tomorrow. Somewhat inauspicious.

GaugePilot in the ‘works’ Mini Cooper

My time card, in case you wondered how the results are calculated.

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RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 report 1

A nice relaxed day driving to Chester for the start of this years ROTT. Probably the most challenging on the Hero calendar.

The early arrival made scruitineering a breeze and after a quick consultation over a map or two we had time for a ‘Gentlemans’ Gin’

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1000 Mile Trial final day

Slightly frustrating as there was a lot of traffic on the regularities of the morning but in the end it was pretty much the same for everyone.

We finished in style at the RAC club at Woodcote park at the final test. The Results were finalised and we were 13th Overall and 1st in Class. Gerd says next year we bring a faster car! Watch this space….

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1000 Mile Trial day 4

Another great day but a bit frustrating as there is so much more traffic in the south causing road delays on regularity sections. Mostly tractors delivering harvested hay.

How very a minimum of penalties were issued and we are currently in a strong  13th overall with the class lead. Sensible running should maintain this in ‘home turf’ tomorrow for the finish.

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