Day 1 Start: Sydney to Parkes
Day 2 Parkes to Cobar
Day 3 Cobar to Broken Hill
Day 4 Broken Hill to Renmark
Day 5 Renmark to Barossa
Day 6 Barossa to Port Augusta
Day 7 Flinders Ranges
Day 8 Port Augusta to Border Village
Day 9 Border Village to Kalgoorlie
Day 10 Kalgoorlie to York
Day 11 York to Perth
Day 12 Perth
Day 13 Flying to Turkey
Day 14 Ankara
Day 15 Istanbul
Day 16 Istanbul
Day 17 Istanbul to Bulgaria
Day 18 Bulgaria to Nis (Serbia)
Day 19 Nis to Belgrade
Day 20 Belgrade to Rijeka (Croatia)
Day 21 Rijeka
Day 22 Rijelka to Brescia (Italy)
Day 23 Brescia to Nice (France)
Day 24 Nice
Day 25 Lyon
Day 26 Lyon to Orleans
Day 27 Le Mans and a ferry ride to the UK
Day 28 Ferry ride en route to Vale (Wales)
Day 29 Vale (Wales)
Day 30 Finish at Old Windsor
A long, long transport stage, on the Eyre Highway (photo from Alan Vaughan)
|Lots of transport today. Total kms = 1002 but the special stages were 93km and 26km.
Mark absolutely loved the 93km stage, describing it as the longest and fastest he has ever done. Our average speed was 119.4kph and our max speed was 196kph. On the rev limiter for quite a while.
(On Facebook, Mark wrote: "Scared two emus and two kangaroos plus me" )
was another 500km of transport to the last stage on the Nullabor which
was a track through the grass. Very hard to see but running off
the road didn't seem to matter much as there wasn't much to hit.
During the transport stage, we had time to stop and look at the cliffs on the Great Australian Bight.
Car is good. Mark is driving well. Service guys are looking after us well.
|Result wise, gaps are increasing. Geoff's (Olhom) lead is increasing. We are increasing the gap to Ondrej (Coufal) .
Z cars are 1,2,3 at the moment. Keith Callinan (KC) is doing some
brilliant times in the Escort, as is Joost (Van Cauwenberge) in the
Porsche, but they will have their work cut out for them unless the
front runners have issues.
|Next: Day 9 Border Village to Kalgoorlie|