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Day #19 - Perm to Kazan (590km)

Posted on 2nd July, 2016

Day #19 - Perm to Kazan (590km)

Rally STATS:

Day: 10hrs 40mins (Total 147hrs 9mins) Overall Position: 19  Class Position: 6

Over half way and another BIG day in Russia.

 

We are now in Tartastan whose capital is Kazan, the 8th city of Russia. We had 3 stages through forests on wet mud, great fun but slippy followed by 3 laps of the Kazan motor racing circuit.

  The willowy old Volvo was good in the forest but turned like an oil tanker on the circuit. Of the 640 km nearly 200 were off-road, consisting of rock hard mud impregnated with stones and rutted by timber lorries, absolutely brutal on the car.

Wow what a day ! 630km of which 180km was absolute garbage - not good enough to even class as a track. Three time trials and three laps of Kazan race track ! Can the body and car take much more ???? Nice view from the hotel and just about to eat on 25th floor to enjoy it. Rest day tomorrow - loads to do on the car so not much rest. Will sleep well tonight .

Tomorrow is a day off in Kazan, no rest though, we went to a garage to have 2 growing windscreen chips repaired, we checked all wheels and brakes, rebuilt the front wheel hubs, checked the tappers, and retightened all suspension nuts. We had lunch at 5pm. The hotel is modern but very bling, off to sleep now.

 

Wow what a day ! 630km of which 180km was absolute garbage - not good enough to even class as a track. Three time trials and three laps of Kazan race track ! Can the body and car take much more ???? Nice view from the hotel and just about to eat on 25th floor to enjoy it. Rest day tomorrow - loads to do on the car so not much rest. Will sleep well tonight .

 

 

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