State of play
It is quite a while ago since I published my last article. I have been a bit lazy recently so I thought it’s about time to give a little update.
2015 was quite a good year for rallying. Actually the best ever. I started in four rallies, came second in one and won the other three. It can’t get any better than this. I have another three nice trophies in my ‘cabinet of fame’. I had planned to write two reports about the Brit Butt and the German Butt Rally, but so far I haven’t found the time. But it is definitely on my list.
There was also another reason why I published rather few articles last year. I started a very big project that will keep me busy for three years. It will be a big rally in 2017. I mean, really big. Really, really big. I am developing the toughest long distance rally ever hold in Europe. The scouting process to visit and verify about 400 bonus point locations will keep me busy in 2015 and 2016. I have visited 200 locations in 2015 during many trips. Obviously I cannot not publish my interesting experiences of my trips. However, the rally will be announced soon and a website with nice pictures will be launched as well.
Apart from these trips, there will be 6 rallies in Europe in 2016. Let’s see if I will be able to ride them all. The highlight is the European Tour 2016, this time organized by IBA UK. There should be a higher probability to finish the rally – unlike in 2014, I’ll be riding a Honda, not a BMW…
There is also a plan to do a ‘short’ trip to Russia, together with my friend and hardest rallying rival John Young. It should be a dressing rehearsal for the big trip we intend to do in 2018 – a trip through Russia to Japan.
So a lot of plans for 2016. Bring it on!