I have arrived with the ferry in Hull this morning, accompanied by my old motorcycle chap Jo. We had a full English breakfast in Hull and decided to ride directly to the Rally HQ in Castleford, as the weather was not too good. We were very lucky to have our rooms at 11 a.m. And we could start our preparations very early. At 2 a.m., the check in opened, followed by the technical inspection and the odo check ride to determine the odometer calibration factors. The four German riders rode together, accompanied by rain showers.
A fuel refill, stocking up of food supplies and last preparations and there’s still time until the dinner and the subsequent riders meeting where we will be handed out the rally books and when the bonus point locations will be revealed.
I will try to use the spare time for a little nap; the night will be short with the route planning and the adrenalin kicking in….Tomorrow at 6:00 GMT we take off.
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