Sat 1September 22 in Belgium
After a surprisingly extensive breakfast we liaise with Philip, who has had a chilly night, and head of for necessities. He would like a hat, we need a screwdriver for the one that got lost yesterday and we need plastic and tape to try to waterproof the inside of the car. We can't find a screwdriver but a chisel blade has potential. We head back to the pits with our purchases.
The chisel is seized upon, a handle is attached and a serviceable screwdriver is created. The team frantically cut up the plastic and tape it to the car under huge time pressure.
And just minutes later they're at the start and it's three-two-one-rain! Rob outmanoeuvres a car which was trying to take an unfair advantage at the start and Ardingly Solar zooms off in front.
The car's going very well but it's raining quite a lot so they're having to keep the speed down. Thank goodness they got that plastic in.
Brian and Lance have created a very serviceable bench using one of the ramps and some plastic boxes.
John and I nip off to check in to tonight's b&b down the road. And then stop for something to eat. Great chips but a luke warm burger... really???
I get back to the pits just as Nick is pulling in with a puncture. The team leap into action, the wheel is changed and the condensation cleared off the windscreen. Nick headed out again.Read more