Once again I’m indebted to the Volkswagen boys (and girls) for this latest fascinating fact. As you know the ever vigilant Scroots keep a wary eye on all cars and crews and have been known to bring out the scales on occasion to ensure compliance.
On an event like Wales Rally GB this can be particularly contentious when it comes to the question of ‘ballast’. Cars regularly return to the Service Park at the end of the day carrying rather more than when they set off. This has nothing to do with the on-event team catering.
After Sebastien Ogier’s car had left service the great piles of muck left behind looked like an elephant’s outside loo. Anyway, the team weighed the stuff, and it totalled 28 kgs – that’s nearly 62 lbs in real money!