Desert is Calling
Let’s see what we have
ahead of us now. We are going to a new place again and to a new country
where I have never been before. It’s the first place where Kaj hasn’t
We know already that we are in for a really big new challenge again
but we just have to get used to it. It’s the name of the game in rally.
No matter where we go the place is always different from the place where
we rallied before.
It’s been like this all season. All these three rallies have
differed from each other massively. Compared to them Jordan is like from
a different world. There you have to learn everything from scratch once
again. We can’t do more than try our best – and collect as much
experience as fast as we can.
In the final games we cannot at least complain that this would be
boring. We knew beforehand that this is what rally driving is. New
driving surfaces, roads changing just like that and we have to work at
full speed all the time.
I haven’t regretted for one moment that I took this challenge. Each
kilometre with the car is important to me and the more I drive a real
rally with the car the better it feels.
Mexico is in the past. It went like it went. We have been learning
rally the hard way. Every time we got some other program. But when we
have been able to go forward it has felt good.
The car is strong. That much we know. If we can only stay on the
track then the equipment will last.
After last rally we took a break and it did good for my body. After
that we had the first tests on gravel and now we are going with positive
feelings to drive in Jordan’s rally.
There’s no trees, no mountains. Only sand and dust – and the breaks
are somewhere on the Dead Sea’s beach. It’s 100% sure that making the
notes to this rally will be completely different from what I have done
elsewhere. They have to be more in place than anywhere else since there
are no real landmarks.
That’s what this still is, us trying to get into the right rhythm
with this equipment on gravel surface so that we wouldn’t have to drive
with stiff wrists all the time.
My goal is to finish the rally. If it doesn’t fall in place then
there is no other goal to achieve.
Let’s see how fast the lead is taking it and what our ride in that