Brack­ley to Ver­sailles and Llan­dudno for Blacks

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Steve and Cal­lum Black’s dash to France ahead of the Cam­brian Rally last week­end went un­re­warded when they re­tired af­ter the first stage.

They trav­elled to Citroen Rac­ing’s base in Ver­sailles to pick up a new gear­box just two days be­fore the Cam­brian Rally got un­der­way last Satur­day.

The father and son duo had fit­ted a new gear­box to their Citroen DS 3 R3 Max ear­lier in the week, but Cal­lum iden­ti­fied that the unit was faulty. With no other op­tion, the Blacks set off for Ver­sailles last Thurs­day but made it to Llan­dudno in time for the rally start.

“Around 1600hrs on Thurs­day we ran the car down the road and I knew some­thing was wrong,” said Black Jr. “I was straight on the phone to Citroen and we set off at 2100hrs from Brack­ley.”

The blacks reached Ver­sailles at 0500hrs on Fri­day and were back in Brack­ley for 1500hrs be­fore head­ing to the rally. How­ever, an off into a bank on SS1 bent the rear beam and put them out.

The Blacks re­tired af­ter one stage

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