The Patriot Stages Rally held at caerwent In South Wales would be the penultimate of 2017. Going into this Rally we would be up against three other drivers which still have the chance to win this championship.
The forecast for the Rally was strong winds & heavy rain, but we had seemed to get away with the worst of the weather as the morning was very light rain. The surface was very slippery & with the four wheel drive cars dragging mud onto the road by taking cuts, this made our run through the stages like a sheet of ice.
We put in a fast pace into the first two stages of the morning even though we had lack of grip, we had a few moments on the braking points into the corners, but we got away with them & made it back to service.
In service we had one hour to clean the car down, make adjustments before Stage 3 to try & climb up the leaderboard. At this point we was lying 32nd Overall & was set to climb up into the twenty’s on the next stage.
We set off into Stage 3 & found that our tyre choice was the right move to make, we had good drip on the road but unfortunately just three miles into this stage the driveshaft on our Fiesta broke putting is out of the Rally early on. With just one event to go we are now fighting for a podium place, our retirement for the event has ended our hopes of a championship win but we will still be putting in effort for the next event to end the year in the top 3.