Jimclark international rally - 3ja umferin og n er a malbik :/

Ga kvldi.

N er komi a v - 3ja umferin af sex bresku meistarakeppninni (www.rallybrc.com)er um komandi helgi og verum vi systkynin mtt ar til a berjast.

etta er fyrsta umferin af remur r ar sem eingngu er keyrt "malbiki" .e malbikuum slum mest megnis milli trja og kafi rolluskt.

Eins og frgt er var fyrsta og eina tilraun undirritas malbiki ekki beint fer til fjr - nema kannski fyrir blapartasala bretlandi. Eins og sj m myndum hr a nean og albmunum: http://hipporace.blog.is/album/manx_2008_stora_krassid/og http://hipporace.blog.is/album/neydarhjalp_ur_nordri/.

Image042 sigurdarsson manx08d

arna vorum vi sak fer manx 2008 og endai vintri sjundu srlei.

essa helgina situr sta fyrsta sinn bl slikkum og sem fyrr segir undirritaur a hefja sna sjundu srlei essu undirlagi. Vi erum hrikalega vel stemmd fyrir ralli - hfum undirbi okkur alls ekki neitt srstaklega enda hfum vi enga reynslu til a byggja . Draumur vri a n a auka hraann eftir vi sem keppnina lur annig a enda hennar verum vi kominn nrri topp 10 srleiatmum. Keppnin er ca 220km lng srleium og er bi keppt fstudag myrkri og svo laugardag. a er sp "thunderstorm" fstudag og segja kunnugir a malbiki veri sleipara en s vi slkar astur. Svo a vera urrt laugardag - en koma pollar vntanlega til me a spila stra rullu dekkjavali.

Heimasa rallsins er www.jimclarkrally.com og er hgt a sj tma gegnum link af henni.

Vi eigum enga raunhfa mguleika v a halda ru stinu meistarakeppninni eftir helgina - en markmii er a last reynslu og skila sr mark.

Vi reynum a senda frttir hinga ea inn facebook su stuningsmannahpsins um helgina og jafnvel myndir ef skotar tma a eiga netsamband :)


Kns til allra

Danni & sta


Pirelli International rally - frttatilkynning JRM/RALLIART eftir frbra keppnishelgi hj liinu. 2sti Bresku meistarakeppninni stareynd fyrir okkur slendinga

26th April 2010

JRM secures first British Rally Championship victory

Pirelli International Rally
23rd & 24th April 2010
Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship Round 2

  • Gwyndaf Evans drives JRM Evo X to victory in Pirelli International Rally.
  • Daniel Sigurdarson finishes fourth after trouble-free run.
  • JRM scores maximum points in teams championship.

Driving the JRM Evolution X to victory in this weekends Pirelli International Rally, Gwyndaf Evans and co-driver Chris Patterson provided JRM with its very first British Rally Championship win, a result the team has been aiming to achieve.

JRM team mates Daniel Sigurdarson and his sister and co-driver Asta Siguradardottir also had a successful event, bringing their Evo X home fourth overall and second in the Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge, the one-make series for Group N Lancers which is supported by JRM.

Based at Carlisle Racecourse, the Pirelli International Rally round two of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship - featured 100 competitive miles in Kielder Forest, with three stages held in the dark on Friday evening and a further nine between 7.00am and 7.00 pm on Saturday. Adding to the challenge of the infamous Northumberland forest was the result of the recent dry spell, which meant that the dust generated by cars traversing the loose gravel roads was to cause visibility problems for the drivers.

Last years winner of this event and current British Rally Champion Keith Cronin was the first to leave the start line, a factor that was to be a big advantage in the conditions, as following cars would have to contend with the dust hanging in the air. The first of Friday evenings stages saw Evans record the second fastest time, just 3.7 adrift of Cronin. But it was on SS2 that conditions worsened, Evans reporting that the visibility was so poor he had to stop on the straights.

As cars returned to Carlisle for the overnight halt, Evans found he was 24 seconds down on the leader, with Craig Breen in a Fiesta S2000 a further 18 seconds behind in third.

Without the need to use lights and with a breeze helping clear the dust clouds, conditions improved for Saturdays stages. Throughout the day Cronin, Evans and Breen posted a series of times that were only separated by a few seconds, which meant that the top three positions remained unchanged.

With stage nine cancelled because of local PR problems, time sheets showed that with the final loop of three stages to go, there was only 25 seconds between the leading trio. With his car running perfectly, Evans knew he could push for the lead, but he was well aware that one mistake in Kielder forest could mean anything from an off to a puncture.

As he lined up to start the last stage there was still 17 seconds between him and the leader, with Breen now closed to just four seconds behind. But, with the finish almost in his sights, Cronin collected a puncture, the disintegrating rubber damaging his Subarus wiring loom and consequently stopping his car just 200 yards from the flying finish.

Breen also suffered a puncture in the final stage and, although making it to the finish, he lost nearly three minutes. The misfortunes of the others around him meant that Evans exited the 12th and final stage with a lead of two minutes 33 seconds, the outcome providing the Welshman with his first British Championship victory since 1998 and JRM its first outright BRC win - a result that had previously eluded the team.

Sigurdarson was also enjoying a trouble-free event and, although being slowed by the dust and catching other cars that were experiencing problems, he was delighted to end the event fourth overall, his best British Rally Championship result to date. Therefore, with its cars finishing in first and fourth places, JRM scored maximum points in the British Teams Championship and now lies joint-first in the standings.

In the Drivers Championship, the weekends results see Sigurdarson move up to second and Evans in joint-fifth place.

Team Quotes

Gwyndaf Evans
Winning a round of the British Rally Championship has never been easy and therefore Im really pleased to have done it this weekend, not just for me but for the whole team. I know it means a lot to them as they have worked very hard to develop the Evo X to where it is now. It ran perfectly throughout the event so we have achieved what we set out to. Keith (Cronin) drove well again and proved he is a great competitor, but as we all know, bad luck can strike at any time in this sport.

John Barnes JRM Operations Manager
I am both delighted and relieved. We have been looking for this win for some time and its great to finally get it under our belts. With just one stage to go I didn't think we were going to do it, but in rallying its not over until its over and we couldn't believe it when we heard Gwyndaf had come out on top. With the luck weve been having recently its usually the other way round! This result is a real shot in the arm for the team and proves that the car can be both competitive and reliable.

Teams Championship standings
1 Pirelli TEG Sport 52
1 JRM 52
3 Ramsport 33

Drivers Championship standings
1 Jonny Greer 32
2 Daniel Sigurdarson 26
3 Adam Gould 25
3 Jason Pritchard 25
5 Keith Cronin 20
5 Gwyndaf Evans 20
5 Euan Thorburn 20
5 Elfyn Evans 20
9 Jarkko Nikara 19
10Dave Weston Jnr 18

ENDS

Notes for editors

Gwyndaf Evans is from Dinas Mawddwy
Chris Patterson is from Glengormley
Daniel Sigurdarson is from Iceland
Asta Sigurdardottir is from Iceland

The JRM Group is based in Rye, East Sussex and also has workshops in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It develops and manufactures Group N Mitsubishis and other race and rally cars, supplies a wide range of motorsport parts and equipment and offers extensive engineering and vehicle preparation facilities.

For further details of JRM's rally car build programmes, parts sales and services, contact Tessa Cope: +44 (0)1246 456358.

JRM-Group
Telephone: +44 (0)1797 222281
Fax: +44 (0)1797 225264
Email: info@jrm-group.com

www.jrm-group.com

Photos: 1,2,3 - Gwyndaf Evans/Chris Patterson 4 - Daniel Sigurdarson/Asta Sigurdardottir


Frttatilkynning JRM / Ralliart. Bulldog rally 2010

Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge UK
Round 1 Report

  • Bulldog International Rally of North Wales - 27th March 2010.
  • Jonny Greer records maiden Evolution Challenge victory.
  • Alastair Fisher sets early pace until transmission troubles intervene.
  • Daniel Sigurdarson claims last-minute second place.

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This weekends Bulldog International Rally of North Wales saw Jonny Greer and co-drier Dai Roberts record their first ever Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge victory, when they won round one of the 2010 British series by a convincing margin ahead of Icelandic crew Daniel Sigurdarson and Asta Sigurdardottir.

The tenth consecutive season for the Evolution Challenge in the UK shared its opening round with that of the Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championship, the strong Class N4 (production category) entry seeing six Mitsubishi crews registered for the series.

Based in Welshpool, the rally kicked off with two stages in mid-Wales and the forests of Myherin and Sweet Lamb. Stamping their authority on the Evo Challenge proceedings right from the start were Alastair Fisher/Rory Kennedy, who pulled out a healthy margin of 20 seconds ahead of Greer/Roberts by the time cars returned for the first service halt.

Uncharacteristically a minute behind in third was returning 2008 Evo Challenge Champion David Bogie with co-driver Kevin Rae, who reported he was driving hard and surprised not to be on the pace, although a lack of engine power was suspected to be the cause.

Most unlucky crew of the day were Irish pairing Owen Murphy/James OBrien, who retired just a few miles into in the first stage when a problem with their cars gear selector mechanism meant that they found themselves stuck in fifth. Although they tried to get the stage the clutch eventually burnt out and, with no drive, they were forced to stop - a frustrating conclusion for the whole team, having worked hard over the winter to get the car prepared before the start of the season.

The next two stages were a re-run of the first two and Fisher/Kennedy were flying. Having adapted their pace notes for the second pass they not only set the fastest Evo Challenge times but the fastest times overall - on both SS3 and SS4. Their Mitsubishi series lead was made even greater when Greer/Roberts picked up a rear puncture in SS3, the deflated tyre damaging a wheel sensor - which in turn affected the actuation of the active differential system for the remainder of the stage and the one that followed.

Now gathering pace were Icelandic brother and sister Sigurdarson/Sigurdardottir and they were now closing the gap on Bogie/Rae who were still struggling to see why their committed driving was not being rewarded with better times.

Making their debut in the UK were East African crew Peter Horsey and Moses Matovu and, at the second service halt admitted they were taking no risks and were getting to know their brand new Evo X and the British forests, which provided totally different terrain from that of their more local rallies.

There then followed a further four classic Welsh stages before the finish: Big Ray, Dyfi Main, Pantperthog and Gartheniog. Heading off to start the first of these Fisher/Kennedy found they had a 1 minute 40 second lead, with their performance good enough to also see them hold second place overall.

After yet another good run through SS5, Fisher suddenly noticed something was wrong in the road section before SS6. It turned out to be the cars rear differential, which meant that the 19-year old drove the whole 8.5-mile stage in front-wheel-drive only. Although getting to the finish the car would not pull away from the stop line, which brought his and Kennedys event to an undeserving conclusion.

This left Greer/Roberts in charge of the Mitsubishi field and, without putting a foot wrong through the final two stages they returned to Welshpool to score their very first Evolution Challenge victory.

Besides the puncture everything has gone really well today, said Greer. We found we couldnt match Alastairs pace this morning, but our plan was to make sure we got to the finish. Im therefore pleased we achieved that and, in doing so, score our first win in the Evo Challenge, which makes this a really good start to the year.

For Bogie/Rae, their event was getting even more surreal. After driving hard all day and unable to post front-running times due to an undetected loss of power, they then found they had collected a seven-minute penalty for changing a wheel at an arrival control. This addition of time meant they dropped to third behind Sigurdarson/Sigurdardottir, who were more than satisfied with their days rallying even after clipping a rock in the penultimate stage and bending their Evo Xs steering.

Horsey/Matovu were also pleased with their event and returned to the finish without a mark on their new car, having enjoyed their first experience of rallying in the UK even though temperatures were around 30 degrees centigrade less than they were used to. Their efforts were rewarded with the Sunoco Spirit Award.

The second round of the Mitsubishi series takes place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April, when crews head to the Carlisle-based Pirelli Rally and the demanding stages of Kielder Forest.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge UK is supported by: Mitsubishi Motors UK, Pirelli tyres, Sunoco fuels, JRM, Cyprus Automobile Association, Fairways Mitsubishi, Speedline Corse wheels, Murray Motorsport, CL brake pads, Sparco racewear and PIAA lights - who sponsor the junior award for under 25-year old drivers.

For the first time this season the winner of the Evolution Challenge in the UK, Ireland and Sweden, will win the same prize: A supported drive in the FxPro Rally Cyprus, the final round of the IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). Then, whichever of the three teams are first home on this event will be crowned European Evolution Challenge Champions. Added to this, the winning driver in the UK will be a guaranteed nomination for the Pirelli Star Driver shoot-out.

Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge UK - Round 1 results
1 Jonny Greer (Carryduff)/Dai Roberts (Carmarthen) 1:43:04.5
2 Daniel Sigurdarson (Iceland)/Asta Sigurdardottir (Iceland) 1:46:00.4
3 David Bogie (Dumfries)/Kevin Rae (Hawick) 1:52:29.2
4 Peter Horsey (Mombasa)/Moses Matovu (Kampala) 1:54:31.1

Retirements
SS1 Owen Murphy (Cork)/James OBrien (Cork) Clutch
SS6 Alastair Fisher (Trillick)/Rory Kennedy (Letterkenny) Transmission

Series standings
Drivers
1 Jonny Greer 20
2 Daniel Sigurdarson 18
3 David Bogie 16
4 Peter Horsey 15
Co-drivers
1 Dai Roberts 20
2 Asta Sigurdardottir 18
3 Kevin Rae 16

ENDS

Photo caption

Jonny Greer and co-driver Dai Roberts recorded their first ever Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge victory this weekend, when they won the opening round of the UK series on the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales by a convincing margin (copyright free image).

For media enquiries and copyright free images please contact the
Mitsubishi Ralliart Evolution Challenge Series Coordinator & Press Officer, Simon Slade:
Tel: 01935 424873 | Mob: 07966 153555 | E.mail: simon@rpmpromo.com

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Tel: 01285 647157 | E.mail: a.wertheim@mitsubishi-cars.co.uk

For the latest Evolution Challenge news, visit: www.evo-challenge.com

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VI UNNUM - AKSTURSRTTAMENN RSINS 2009 ERU FLHESTAR!

Sastlina helgi var undirritaur smdur titlinum akstursrttamaur rsins 2009 vi htlega athfn en etta er strsta viurkenning sem veitt er heimi akstursrtta r hvert.

a voru sj ailar tnefndir og hver einn vel a tnefningunni kominn fyrir frbran rangur og starf gu rttarinnar. Allt eru etta sigurvegarar mnum huga v a arf ri starf til a f tnefningu og ljst a vali var erfitt etta r.

v verur ekki leynt a g var nokku hissa egar mr brust hamingjuskir tonnatali sastlii laugardagskvld ar sem g var staddur vi keppni Skotlandi en miki var g stoltur a sj og finna samhug jar minnar samt essum mikla stuningi vi framhaldandi afrek sem essi titill bls hjarta mr.

En kannski var etta sm svindl allt saman.. Hversvegna, j v g var ekkert einn lii og lt fyrst og sast ennan titil sem viurkenningu til allra eirra dsamlegu einstaklinga sem lagt hafa sitt vogarsklarnar til a lyfta rall hrra plan hrlendis rinu sem er a la.

Af algerri eigingirni hefur essi hpur kringum mig skapa trlegan flagsskap sem hefur gaman af rttinni og ntur ess a leggja sitt af mrkum fyrir betri upplsingafli og almannatengslum fyrir sporti heild sinni hrlendis og fylgt trs okkar af mikilli elju Bretlandi, heimsmeistarakeppninni og IRC.

Glei, samvinna, gleymanlegar gleistundir og lfsreynsla er a sem allir hafa safna allt ri og rangurinn hefur veri verlaunaur me essum titli.

g er stoltur af v a leia ennan hp og vona a viurkenning essi efli og stkki rallrttina i heild sinni huga henni og snileika.

eim sundum hugamanna sem fylgjast me okkur akka g einnig. n ykkar vrum vi ekki me daglegan hvata til strri markmia ninni framt!

Jnsi Elvar Gera Alli Marri Ji Dana Lsa Himmi Bjssi Bjarki sgeir Gulli Ptur Dri Steini Palli sak Fylkir - sta Gulli Briem og allir hinir sem hafa enn veg ea annan komi a rangri rsins i eru hluti af essum titli

Akstursrttahpurrsins 2009! TIL HAMINGJU

Dagur 1 - IRC rally of Scotland. okkaleg byrjun hj okkur og erfitt rall framundan

Ga kvldi.

Vi vorum a enda vi a klra fyrstu leiar skoska rallsins sem hfst kvld. Ekki verur sagt a dagurinn hafi gengi vel v klur tmavara lei eitt olli v a vi vorum rstir inn vitlausum tma - sem kostai okkar ansi margar sekuntur. En - sktt me a, keppendur virast almennt hafa fari varlega yfir kvld enda astur vgast sagt hrmulegar vegna fla ogrigninga.

Daginn klrum vi sjtta sti yfir heildina og eru ru sti meal turbo 4x4 blanna - rangur sem kom okkur mjg vart eftir klri srlei eitt.

Amk - a vst bara a bta rigninguna hr skotlandi morgun annig a okkur bur verulega erfitt verkefni a komast gegnum essa keppni brosandi og glair - eins og stendur til :)

Kr kveja til fagra landsins norri.

Danni


IRC - rally of scotland. Undirbningur gengur vel og vi erum klrir rsingu anna kvld!

Hall hall.

Komst loksins internetsamband og hr er sm update.

Vi erum bnir a undirba okkur undir ralli og skoa essar leiir - og verur a segja a anna eins hef g aldrei s vi minni. etta er hlykkjttasta rall sem g veit um og til marks um a er lengsti beini kaflinn 240km af srleium... 250m..

Mr og nja astoarkumanninum mnum Martin Brady kemur mjg vel saman og vonumst vi til a vi num rythma mjg fljtt rallinu - og vonandi nokkrum topp 10 tmum egar la tekur keppnina.


Keppnisskoun lauk kvld og munum vi klra leiarskoun morgun- en ralli hefst anna kvld me 2 stuttum leium kringum kastala hr skotlandi. Mr skilst a amk 5klst fr rallinu veri snt beint eurosport annig hugamenn ttua finna lei til a fylgjast me okkur sjnvarpinu.

Keppendalistinn er magnaur og verur eflaust vlk bartta toppnum milli bresku stjrstjarnanna sem hinga eru komnir til a sanna sig.


g mun rita hr inn anna kvld og lta vita um stu mla.


Kveja til allra og takk fyrir mldan stuningin :)


Danni


IRC - Rally of scotland 19-21. Nvember.

Ga kvldi.

Me mikilli eftirvntingu og einnig talsverum kva m tilkynna a vi hyggjumst tla a reyna a blmjlka annars lti notaar heilladsirnar sar essum mnui og takast vi IRC rally of Scotland.

Keppni essi verur gnarsterk en IRC mtarina m lkja vi Evrpukeppni ea jafnvel heimsmeistarakeppni minna breyttra bla. arna hefur tnganarst fyrir Super 2000 bla veri og flestir efnilegustu kumenn heimsins eru a keppa arnafyrir verksmijuli njustu afurum eirra.

Ljst er a nr astoarkumaur mun verma sti - en v miur ar sem hvorki sta n sak su sr frt a koma me keppnina verur hfnin ekki alslensk. a er samt gleiefni a segja fr v a Martin Brady - einn frasti raskratti sem uppi hefur veri hefur egi bo um stlinn og ef mia vi keppnisreynslu hans og rangur (margfaldur evo challenge meistari og hefur keppt fjlmrgum aljoakeppnum sem atvinnukari) er vst a ekki mun taka langan tma a slipa okkur saman.

Ralli er langt og strangt - ekki minna en Wales rally GB var um daginn - og hfum vi stu til a vonast eftir toppranagri samanburi vi ara N4 trb bla. Ljst er a S2000 blarnir vera miki hraskreiari og v rslit innan topp tu sennilega ekkert nema draumsn.

Vita er a Kris Meeke, Guy Wilks, Keith Cronin, Mark Higgings, Adam Gould, Eyvind Brynjildsen, Freddy Loix og fleirri eru skrir undir merkjum verksmijulia S2000 Skoda, peugeot, Proton og Fiat - en endanlegur rslisti liggur ekki en fyrir.

Meira sar vikunni.

DS


vintri okkar - Stikla stru um tttku okkar Heimsmeistarakeppninni Rally GB

Jja seint og sar meir finn g fri til a setja niur nokkrar lnur um vintri um sustu helgi ar sem vi reyndum fyrir okkur heimsmeistarakeppninni rall hafi a fari framhj einhverjum J

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Billinn tryggilega merktur slenska fnanum

Ferin t hfst Cambrian rallinu sem vi tluum okkur eingngu til upphitunar og til a stilla saman strengi fyrir stru keppnina. Dagskipanin var einfld: Engin service, engin stopp, engin dekkjaskipti og allt lti lta t fyrir a um einn hluta stru keppninnar vri a ra. Ekki voru heilladsirnar me okkur essari fingakeppni v a risastr steinn mijum veginum beygi afturhjlabita og geri a a verkum a afturdekk blsins voru tskeif um ca 4cm me skiljanlegum erfileikum vi stjrn blsins framhaldinu. lokalei rallsins sprakk svo a aftan hj okkur annig a vi fengum fingu a skipta um dekk einnig.Jja, verklistinn fyrir stra ralli var langur og var roki til strax sunnudeginum og fari a rfa blinn. stuttu mli var skipt um: Kpplingu, svinghjl, alla xla, top-mount, hjllegur og nf, demparar jnustair og sast en ekki sst sett ntt pstkerfi sem tti eftir a vera afdrifark ager. Vi fengum tvo daga til a leiaskoa 350km og fengum tvr ferir um hverja lei og allt gekk eins og sgu.

fimmtudag kom keppnisbllinn niur til Cardiff og vi frum keppnisskoun me grnt ljs allstaar og spennan a n hmarki. Um kvldi var formleg rsing rallinu ar sem vi kum fullum skra yfir rsmark mib Cardiff a vistddu fjlmenni og ar meal tugir slendinga sem fylgdu okkur alla lei vintrinu. Var kynnirinn v a allir eyjaskeggjar hlytu a vera mttir til Cardiff v fagnaarltin voru trleg og var ml manna a Hirvonen og Loeb hefu stai skugganum af slendingum etta kvld J

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rsmarkinu Cardiff

Fstudagsmorgun og n var a alvaran og ekkert anna. Bllinn undan okkur me rsnmmer 69 var 2005 mdel af Ford Focus WRC - bll sem a vera amk 4sek pr mlu hraari en okkar bll og algerlega geveik grja. Ekki lt g mig dreyma um a n honum annig leiin tti a vera grei. Vi rsum inn og eftir 11 km af 25 num vi honum. Maurinn greinilega kunni ekkert a keyra og vi tfumst tluvert fyrir aftan hann ur en hann hleypti okkur frammr. 27 besti tmi yfir heildina og vi ttum ng inni fyrir utan tafirnar vegna bls 69. g pakkai saman reiinni og gekk a blstjranum sem hafi tafi okkur, kynnti mig og akkai honum fyrir a hafa hleypt okkur greilega frammr von um a hann myndi kannski vera athugulli nst um hvort vi vrum komnir aftan a honum.

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Vel teki v sweet lamb - srlei 2

Lei 2 var frekar stutt og v tiloka a vi myndum n blnum undan okkur. Vondar minningar einkenndu akstur okkar v etta var sama lei og vi nrri veltum Mid Wales rallinu sumar , en samt num vi 21 besta tma og vorum nokkrum sek fr hraasta tma N4. Hrottalega gaman og vlkt magn horfenda, slenski fninn og ekkert nema hamingja Sweet lamb. Lei 3 var mjg lng og ekktum vi hana vel. N var a vona a bll 69 myndi hleypa okkur greilega frammr egar vi myndum n honum sem vi gerum mjg hratt. Reyndar var fari a hgja okkur egar vi num honum vegna leks vkvastris hj okkur en egar srleiin var hlfnu vorum vi komnir a bl 69. stuttu mli hleypti hann okkur ekki frammr, bara alls ekki. Vi reyndum a fara tt a honum, flauta og blikka ljsum en allt kom fyrir ekki og egar framran okkar brotnai vi tilraunirnar kvum vi a halda okkur 50m fyrir aftan hann og freista ess a hann si okkur. En nei, ekki fyrr en nstsustu beygju srleiarinnar hleypti hann okkur frammr og i geti rtt mynda ykkur hitastigi inn blnum okkar! vlk framkoma og rttamannlegheit eitthva sem vi hfum aldrei kynnst vi okkar ur. 27 besti tmi og a sagi okkur hva hefi geta ori me hreinni lei.

N fengum vi loksins 15 mn service og gtum laga vkvastri og anna smlegt sem var a. egar tmi okkar var vi a a la verur einn var vi a pst blsins var fari a liggja utan og sjum vi a nju fnu pstupphengjurnar sem keyptar hfu veri vikunni voru a BRNA. tveimur mntum var gert a sem hgt var a hera psti og svo urum vi a rjka t til a f ekki tmarefsingar.

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jnstuhl og stuningsmannahpurinn bandi eftirvntingu inn lei

Lei 4 var sama lei og lei 1 rallinu og n var bll 69 loksins ekki fyrir framan okkur og leiin grei topp tma. 5-4-3-2-1 BMMMMM ... Um lei og vi eystum a sta r rsmarkinu var rosa hvai og okkur ljst a pstkerfi hafi fari sundur ea eitthva. Ekkert amai a blnum fyrir utan sm aflminnkun annig vi eystum fram hvaanum. Eftir sm stund heyri g Andrew segja i cant see og voru leiarntur ornar stopular fram a v. g kenndi nota augum lka en ekkert alvarlegt. egar hann stundi I cant breath kva g a stoppa og kanna hva vri gangi en arna var fari a bera sm reyk kumannsrminu og vildi g fyrst og sast fullvissa mig um a enginn eldur vri laus.

Eftir stutta skoun blnum s g a aeins vantai 50cm bt aftast psti ar sem hljktur hafi veri og vi kvum a halda fram. 22km eftir af leiinni og alltaf magnaist lofti blnum. Vi kum mjg rlega, ltum blinn renna niur brekkur og slkt en egar 7km voru eftir af leinni gjrbreyttist alllt og ljst a bllinn var farinn a psta beint inn sig. Hitinn og srefnisskorturinn var me eindmum og g spuri Andrew regluega hvort vri lagi me hann og hann svarai mean hann var a bisa vi a halda hurinni opinni sn megin. egar aeins nokkrir klmetrar voru eftir af leiinni tkst honum a rfa huraopnarann lausan sn megin og eftir a var ekki hgt a opna hurina, hvorki innan n utanfr. Loksins sst endamarki og mn sustu skilabo til Andrew voru, try to breath as little as possible !

endamarki var lii yfir hann g lagi t kannti, bari brjstkassan stra manninum og skrai lknishjlp og srefni sem g vissi a var endamarkinu. Kallinn saup hveljur og sndi lfsmark en datt jafnharan t aftur. egar menn vera fyrir eitrun vera eir gulir.. gulir eins og slin sem er mjg hugnarlegt. g sat arna og bei eftir helvtis seinvirku Bretalknunum sem drttuust svo loksins me srefnisktinn a blnum og g ni a setja grmuna Andrew og halda honum me mevitund. arna komumst vi a v a hann var fastur blnum v hurina hafi hann skemmt leiinni og v ekki hgt a komast a honum ea koma kallinum t hans megin. Eftir tilraunir vi a skrfa hurina sundur og mlingar ess efnis a hann kmist aldrei t um gluggan tk g a r a draga hann t blstjramegin, yfir veltibr og allt heila klabbi. a tkst me herkjum og arna gtu sjkraliar teki vi. yrla var leiinni og Andrew fkk adrenaln til a rva andadrttinn ur en honum var komi fyrir sjkrarmi.

g veit ekki hvort g eigi a vera reiur ea akkltur sennilega bara blanda af hvoru tveggja, en g akka amk gui fyrir a slenska landhelgisgslan og slkkvilii hrlendis eru alvru fagmenn eitthva sem kollegar eirra Bretlandi vita ekki hva er. yrlan var klukkutma leiinni v hn var villt? Og svo loksins egar hn kom var stressi svo miki vi a f fuglinn niur a hn sveimai 2ja km h korter mean veri var a rma gatnamt nrri sem lendingarpall. vlkar afarir hef g aldrei s en jja, niur kom yrlan og kallinum var flogi sjkrahs ar sem hann eyddi 4 klst srefnistjaldi.

Vi kum blnum 150 km til Cardiff og settum ntt pst og upphengjur og var hann klr keppni. Um kvldi stoppai leigubll jnustusvinu og t steig gulur Andrew Sankey. Kallinn hafi bka sig t af sptalanum vert vilja lknanna. Hann fkk a bora og var svo eki hteli um ttaleyti ar sem hann lagist til hvlu. Nttinni eyddi g a gefa honum reglulega a drekka og daua mnum tti g von en ekki a hann sti upp um morgunin, vekti mig og sagi we have to go, we are due out 8:18.Eftir langa sannfringarru um a hann treysti sr aftur blinn tkum vi kvrun um a halda fram og klra a sem vi byrjuum J etta var sennilegasta vitlausasta kvrun heimi v eftir a hafa fengi 20mn refsingu vorum vi aftast merinni og ekki nokkur lei a halda vi hraa eirra sem voru hlftma undan okkur veginum. etta er svona eins og a keppa spretthlaupi nema keppinautar nir eru allir hlaupabrautinni en arft a stta ig vi sandgryfjurnar vi hliin!
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Frekar blgin hfn eftir pst innndunina

essi keppnisdagur gekk ekki heldur vel, frekar en dagurinn undan. lei 9 fr sundur bremsuslanga a aftan og vi kum lei algerlega bremsulausir. v var kippt liinn og fram var haldi. lei 10 kum vi ansi fast me hgra framhjl risastein sem prttnir horfendur hfu komi fyrir hgra hjlfarinu sust helvtin glottandi uppr runna nrri en fjrun blsins tk etta og eina sem gerist var a stri sneri ca 5grur vitlaust eftir etta. lok leiarinnar skoai g blinn og s ekkert a annig vi um inn lei 11 og allt gekk a skum en ferjulei a lei 12 skyndilega hrkk strisendinn hgra megin sundur og bllinn eins og tskeif k t mijum vegi.
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"strisendinn" fni sem g smiai t skgi og k 220 km til Cardiff

arna var komi myrkur og vi rassgati alheimsins inn skgi, ekkert smasamband, engir varahlutir og ekki slu a sj neinstaar. Eftir miklar plingar var tekinn slenska leiin etta: Tvr krafttangir voru verkfratskunni sem vi hfum meferist og einn 8mm lykill samt nokkrum plastbendslum. er bara a sma sr strisenda ala sland J vi treystum essari viger ekki um sustu srlei dagsins annig vi skiluum inn tmakorti okkar of fengum 10mn refsingu fyrir a klra ekki essa lokalei dagsins. Blnum var eki til Cardiff strisendanum fna og nr settur blinn var hann klr keppni.

Lii fundai um kvldi um framhaldi og niurstaan var s a keyra lokadaginn rtt fyrir a vera me eim allra sustu keppninni en aeins fulla fer og a vi skyldum gera okkar besta til a sna klrnar miskunarlaust og reyna a klukka inn ga tma. Bllinn var algjru toppstandi og ekkert tti a vera okkur a vanbnai a skja en egar vi settum gang sunnudagsmorgun fr vkvadla fyrir drif blsins ekki gang og enginn tmi til a finna t hva ylli essu. rlg okkar voru bara essi v ef essi gta dla virkar ekki virka engar driflsingar blsins og raunar tu sinnum erfiara a keyra blinn og aldrei hgt a n gum tmum svona.

essi frbri bll sem ekki hafi slegi feilpst fr upphafi svo segja megi (ll vandri okkar voru ekki blnum a kenna) sveik okkur lokadegi rallsins og a sem meira er, a ngi a endurrsa stjrntlvu drifanna me einni einfaldri skipun til a allt fri a virka n en a gtum vi ekki gert fyrr a rallinu loknu v ekkert jnustuhl var lokadeginum.

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Endamarkrallsins og ekkert veri afela upprunann :)

Allaveganna - rmagna eftir essa griarlngu keppni klruum vi allar leiir sunnudagsins og enduum 41 sti yfir heildina af eim 78 sem lgu af sta keppnina. endamarki var sem allt hefi gengi eins og sgu v stolt okkar var miki a hafa komist alla lei og hvr stunings og samarkll horfenda endamarki rttu r baki okkar og btti augabragi fyrir ll vonbrigin sem vi hfum upplifa undanfarna daga. slenski fninn var dreginn upp vi lfatak og samkennd vistaddra var augljs enda flestra vitori lfsreynsla okkar essari keppni.A fara svona keppni vri gjrningur ef ekki vri fyrir samtaka tak fjlmargra fyrirtkja og einstaklinga. Af tta vi a gleyma einhverjum ks g a telja ykkur ekki upp en i viti hver i eru og megi vita a g er klkkur af akklti og hlju til ykkar. i eru hetjurnar mnar og verur aldrei gleymt.

TAKK Hver einasti haus stuningsmannahpnum TAKK fyrir a fylgjast me og hjlpa til me huga ykkar!

g hef 7 daga til a afla fjr fyrir nsta strvintri IRC Rally of Scotland sem fer fram enda nvember. anga stefnum vi trau og sennilega me 100% slenskri hfn etta sinn. g vona a i haldi fram a styja huga og verki!

Kveja / Danni

WRC lokadagur

Gan daginn

riji dagurinn WRC og bllinn er ekki alveg fullkominn, driflsingar virka ekki og svona, en flagarnir skemmta sr vel og segjast vera a drifta fyrir horfendur sem eru j ekki fir, greinilega me eitthva "Show off"

eir enduu 41. sti overall og eru mjg ngir me a og senda bestu kvejur til slands.


WRC dagur 2

a er bi a rigna helling ogmikil drulla, r og lkir vegunumog rosalega grft. Lei 7 var mjg slm og Danni vonai a hn yri ekki keyr eftir hdegi, a verur gaman a sj hvort svo verur.

eir misstu bremsur lei 9 og urftu a stoppa miri lei og nu a tengja r. eir eru n lei vigerarhl a gera vi r. a verur ekki endurraanna hdegishlinu.

a verur gaman a fylgjast me eftir hdegi, Hirvonen arf a gefa til a vinna Loeb etta er bin a vera spennandi keppni.

sustu leiinni dag brotnai strisendi, en a er veri a gera vi a og eir vera me fyrramli.


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