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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Team Saluki Desert Challenge 2006

An early start to the day as it's effectively a 544.40Km route from the
camp through two special stages returning to Dubai. A long and
isolated journey with very little viewing points easily accessible

The car, as it is every night, was serviced using Britpart provided
parts and was ready to hunt down more prey today. The Team are
impressed with the Dunlop provided tyres and their handling in the sand,
even the service crew gave the Dunlops the thumbs up on the tyres based
on their lack of slippage on the wheels. The gearbox we're glad to say
has performed faultlessly throughout the whole event having been shipped
into the country courtesy of G.A.C.

On the hunt

Starting the day in 17th place, leaving the bivouac the Saluki travelled
119Km to get to the start line, The first stage is 122.45Km long with
only a single PC point to pass, they passed it on a mission and
proceeded to complete the first stage. Upon completion of this the
Saluki then charged towards the Service point some 102Km into the next
stage. Just prior to the service point (102.3Km into the stage), the
Dog was busy hunting down a pack of four vehicles ahead of it. It left
the service point biting at the heels of one of them, heading for the
flying finish of the second stage a further 61Km north.

The Saluki is placed 21st with a day time of 3H 46M 35S and an overall
event time of 38H 51M 05S. This is a full 1H 48M 25S ahead of 22nd place.*

*Crossing the finish line DC 2006*

The Saluki has taken on one of the toughest races in the world and*
*successfully completed it again where many others have failed to get
past day one. * *Out of 46 vehicles only 27 managed to pass the finish
line. The UAE Desert Challenge is certainly a challenge and one that
the Saluki is up for.

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