Sunday, 28 April 2013

Hellas Rally

The Hellas rally was a great experience, met old and new friends, and was a useful training experience. Greece is a friendly a beautiful country with both fast and technical terrain.

The rally started with a cautious 54th place and was 49th at the end of day 2.

On day 3 a silly navigation mistake was made whilst concentrating on a 50km speed limit. A lot of time was lost, got frustrated, and the red mist set in. As in previous rallies I was concentrating on the speed and not the navigation. Many errors and 6k from the end of the 2nd special I got lost. With over an hour wasted in navigation errors and a 2 hour penalty my position slipped to 85th.

The 4th day was cancelled due to a landslide.

10 places were made up on day 5 and managed my best special result of the rally with 42nd.

The last day was a navigation day. Struggled with ICO inaccuracy and was just happy to get to the end of the day. Gained another 3 places.

I'm happy with my riding but still need to get navigation dialled in. Will be running 2 ICO's in the next rally.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013