Day 1 Race Report: A Reversal of Fortune (323km)

After two intense days of repairs we finally qualified and had a memorable send off from Raffles Hotel. image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

Placed overall 10th out of 70 cars in the plantation run rally and our timing was 2nd overall (Yes!!) on the entire 450 odd km day long endurance race to Desaru, Malaysia. We just went for broke and did not know what to expect. See attached time card and flag off pictures on Facebook and the gallery here.

Car condition: Ran very hot all day but never seized up. Most thermal issues seem to be loose connections and new use of the internal heater to full is helping although it bakes us both on the inside as we don’t have AC.

Electrical issues still bugging but that’s due to rattling. Got rally trip meter finally calibrated precisely. Let’s see what Day 2 brings on another 400 odd km run across Malaysia.

 

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  1. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Yay – congratulations Manoj bhai and Avinash on a successful start! Look forward to tracking your adventures over the next few days. Wishing you both the best always!

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