a great run at Bushy Park on the first weekend of the Carnival.
We did a little entertaining by fitting worn-out tyres and
sliding the girl around a bit but still managed 2nd in class
M7 after a great day out and a few Kodak moments.
the rally well but lost a left-rear shock absorber at the
end of stage one when the remote reservoir came loose and
dumped the oil and gas from the Proflex unit. Ran the next
two stages with no LR damping (that was a bit exciting) and
dropped about 20 seconds on the field. We fitted a spare shock
at the service halt but it was an old gravel-spec Bilstein
unit and not compatible with the Proflex suspension - still
better than nothing so we did our best to haul back some time.
Saturday night stages went well until the last run through
Orange Hill to French Village. We landed after a flat-out
6th gear jump and sheared the differential output flange on
landing. We did not have a spare so retired from the event
with no drive to the rear wheels.
We were happy with the performance of the car all day on
Saturday and the setbacks are not major - to be expected in
our glorious sport. The car will be ready for the next RallySprint
at Vaucluse Raceway on June 20th where we usually do well.