To take a phrase from one of my old mates “How much fun can a Koala bear!”
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First stage on the dirt with the car without a sticking throttle. Happy that I’ve fixed that little issue – not a fun one to drive with! While at the start for this stage we learn of a car on fire in the Ferndale stage, a great way to up your confidence before the first gravel stage!
Enjoyed the stage a lot, nowhere near the limit of what I or the car can do, but had a lot of fun doing skids again! Listening to pace notes is going to take most of this event to get used to again, and fully trusting that I got them all right is going to take a couple of events.
Gained two places on the first gravel stage, onto the next one.