Awful noise – possibly worst news

Awful noise – possibly worse news

I have just received a text from Julie – the kind of text that I have been dreading for 35 days.

There was an awful noise from the engine and on pulling over they have discovered that the fan has gone through the radiator damaging the radiator so badly that it  can no longer hold water.

Hole in Radiator
Hole in Radiator

Tim fears that if that is the case then  it’s all over – they’re out of the rally. They are at the side of the road waiting for a mechanic now.

Waiting for a mechanic
Waiting for a mechanic

I will update as soon as I have any news but please can everyone keep everything crossable crossed for the next few hours because for Benson to drop out now they are so close to Paris is frankly unthinkable. They only have 800kms to go out of a rally total of 14,000. Come on Benson!