Monday, 26 May 2014

Rally - Test the Rest


Pic by Tom Coffield

Amongst the cars and drivers who turned up at ‘Test the Rest’  last Saturday ahead of this weekend’s Jim Clark Rally was Garry Pearson in his Peugeot 208 R2. The test was vital for two reasons. He didn’t finish the Pirelli and the Peugeot suspension which has been sent over is based on foreign road surfaces.

Using the new relief road at the Rest and Be Thankful north of Arrochar, the tarmac test session ha attracted quite a bit of interest and Tom Coffield MkII took a few foties.
Brings back memories, eh?

According to Garry: “We have been given tarmac suspension set-ups from Peugeot Sport in France however most of these relate to French, Italian and Belgian roads as this car has not really competed in mainland UK on tar, so a test was important and I learned a lot.”

And here’s another thing, Garry drives part of the Duns Stage every morning to work. Does that count as recce-ing? On the other hand if he does have a woopsie there, he’ll never live it down.

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