No dramas before lunch, just a couple of reasonable timed regularities.
After a break for schnitzel (the first one!) a minor drama ensued. I missed a tricky junction in the snow and we had to turn the car around, alas, a wheel left the icy road and sunk into the field alongside. It took the Volvo of team-mates Frank Fennel and Kevin Savage with a tow rope to extract us. The jury is still out as to who’s fault it was! Answers on a postcard please.
Team Volvo at the Airfield.
An interesting test on a barren airfield went well and the final regularity as darkness fell was very complicated. All was accurate, well compared to the other cars we saw going in all directions around the maze of tiny tracks over fields. Until the last 1/2 km when a very steep and hair-pinned downhill run cost us probably 30 seconds at the last control.
Gijs Van Lennup looking unnervingly confident! And so he should as a previous multi winner of the Winter Trial…and LeMans too.