So we rock up at about 09.00 on the 30/01/2011 (yep that’s Brands Hatch in January -1°C) Entrance is free and so is the parking all good so far, off to the service area to meet up with Mac and his Rally prepped 206 GT. Shook hands and helped out with last minute preparations for his 10.24 kick off nothing special really but this will be the first rally for the 206 (since official log booking) and for Mac who needs to get four under his belt to be able to progress to group A. Stages can be seen here:
After helping Mac and Jamie (co-driver) get themselves ready we set off to find a vantage to watch the first stage of the day, as we walk along to the stand we passed through the service area for the day’s events and a myriad of exotic cars, Mk1, Mk2 escort’s usual fare for rallying, rear wheel drive Mk1 fiesta’s little more exotic Works Suzuki Swift’s, Darian’s a Maxi 306 and a rare Aston Martin GT Rally..
The Days event’s had many spills 2005 Focus WRC car getting stuck in the kitty litter A Subaru Impreza running down some cones and a absolute tragedy when a Austin Mini cooper (1000cc) had an argument with a concrete block and inevitably lost
But For Mac and the crew the day turned out to be a good one, lot’s learnt about tyre choices, Lines gearing etc. A good day for a first time out though turning a 78th seed into a 49th finish overall, first time out!!
Posted by Mikey2uk Wednesday, February 02, 2011 (15:04:01)