This was supposed to be another outing on gravel for the nova. However the week leading up to the event was very cold and there was snow and frost on the morning of the event making the stages extremely slippy.
The road into the first stage was quite steep and icy and the car only just made it up the hill to the start line. Once into the stage it didn’t get much better as we had no grip from the old tyres we running.
The times were very slow but we managed through the first 2 stages ok and got back to service intact.
Stage 3 was in Dalbeattie forest and was even slippier. We had a few moments in there and were quite fortunate to get through.
Stages 4 and 5 were not too bad and we got back to the finish line in one piece. Not a very good result but it was an achievement getting to the end in those conditions.