This week unfortunately petered out a bit in exhaustion from wading around in too much snow, the road conditions this time was certainly taking it’s toll but more than that I think the cars were probably not too well suited to the task at hand. Still @Vandem managed to impress with both perseverance and swiftness clearing the track in an astonishing 2:40.626 almost 10s before @doomy in second place.
This one took a lot out of everyone and you all did admirably under the circumstances.
We will not be traveling too far for week 42, just a short hop across the Baltic sea taking us to Finland.
Land of the thousand lakes, all of which we’ll try to stay out of, though that will be easier said than done because the place is about as even as a washing board. Finland features some pretty lengthy tracks that are largely straight with very few sharp corners instead there’s big jumps and crests all over the place. The trick will be to remember which jumps are safe to speed through and which ones will throw you into the woods or someone’s front yard.
We’ll be leaving the 70’s cars in whichever snowdrift you last saw them in and get ourselves some new rides for this one.
The 90’s group A selection of cars have a few nice quality of life improvements like 4 wheel drive, which could probably have come in real handy last week. We’ve got ourselves another Ford this time, the American car is of course still the heaviest one and it comes with just plain too many gears. Will anyone ever even use 7th gear on anything but a highway?
I think this might be Subaru’s first foray into rally cars and the fact that I know the name Impreza suggests it was probably pretty successful, despite it’s mere 5 gears. Lancia makes another appearance and this time finally manage to put out the highest power to weight ratio, if that helps will remain to be seen.
If anyone new fancies joining up, this week would be a great time to do it as these cars are far more pleasant to drive than our previous machines.
So I’d like to extend a warm welcome to everyone for week 42 of the Chrono Rally League.