Rallye Sunseeker update

Hi guys, here is a quick update about the Sunseeker rally this weekend, the official website is http://www.rallyesunseeker.co.uk/

With a limited time frame of 6 days between Rally Norway and the Sunseeker rally, several people have worked small miracles to get everything organised for the 'kiwi boys' to participate in this weekends 1st round of the British MSA Gravel Rally Championship!

The 22nd running of the Sunseeker Rally starts in the southern seaside town of Bournemouth (185km from London) at 7pm Friday evening with 2 spectator stages around the promenade. The rally recommences on Saturday morning to complete the balance of the 110km of special stage mileage with a further 12 stages. We don't know very much about the stage terrain except that they are likely to be sandy and quite open and fast.

The challenge's to get us to this event have been many but the opportunity is great and the rally sounds very exciting. We have changed our flights, accomodation and itinerary around and the organisers have accepted and handled a rather 'late' entry. While the Ford Fiesta we are using has had to be transported back from Norway to York (England), re-prepared, then loaded up and transported down to Bournemouth, all in a matter of 6 days... and when we last spoke to Olly Marshall from Prospeed he had been delayed for over 9 hours at a customs border as he re-entered the UK with the Ford Fiesta!!

We travel down to Bournemouth this afternoon (Thursday, UK time) and from what we have been told, it is quite a posh seaside town, where the elderly ladies with their blue rinse hair walk their poodles along the pier, and the seagulls fly upside down :)

We would like to thank the following people who have helped greatly this week in getting the Ford Fiesta ready and an entry accepted

Tony Jardine (Jardine International Media Communications)
Olly Marshall (Prospeed)
Rick Smith (Sunseeker Rally Organiser)
Grant Norton (Jardine International Media Communications)
Sean Moriaty (Motorsport News, UK)