Day 8

Port Augusta to Border Village

No Optus service at Border Village and Telstra is dodgy.  I've invested $5 at this satellite kiosk thing and who knows, it might even work.

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" )
There 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 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