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
York to Perth
Today's action (Alan Vaughan photos):
No typing in the car today.
Today was full on. Started at 6am and transported 160km to Boddington. From there, there were two stages which had to be done twice. They were stages I remembered from Rally Australias all those year ago. The last one finished with the Bunnings jumps.
We didn’t do too well. The car handled dreadfully using the tarmac setup on the gravel. Add to that we missed a couple of turns that cost time as well. Talking to other people afterwards, it seems we weren’t the only ones to do this
left: The start of today's second stage, Boddington 1
was added pressure to get the cars to the airport by 4pm at latest and
at the last two stages, they were booking people in at nominated times
then starting them at an earlier time to gain on the schedule.
We had time to put on some tarmac tyres and replace the air cleaners and that was all. I believe the plane doesn’t go until tomorrow but customs need 24hrs for something.
How did we do today? I don’t know. We may have held 2nd spot but I can't be sure until I see some results.
There is a presentation tonight for the Australian section which I believe Pat and Bradley Cole (right) will win in their Mercedes.
We are looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow, before the flight to Ankara in the evening.
Results posted for the end of the Australian stage:
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