to Sydney Marathon
5th June - 4th July 2004
Day 11 - Bursa
to Ankara (Turkey)
McRAE LEADS AT
THE END OF THE FIRST LEG
Jimmy McRae cruised into Ankara with a handsome
48 second lead over Kiwi challenger Joe McAndrew who'd had
a day with no Turkish delight.
On the first stage Joe was on a charge trying
to wrest the lead from McRae and went off in the process but
recovered dropping 40+ seconds in the process which left McRae
with the stage win.
McAndrew got it pointing in the right direction
for the next one beating McRae into second place. Life didn't
get any better for Joe. On the road section he coasted to
a halt. Along came fellow Kiwis Ian Begg and Allan Dippie,
"We towed them 15 kms to a garage and lo and behold the Honda
fired up when petrol was added," said Dippie.
With the European leg of the event complete
competitors drove their cars into two giant Russian Antonovs,
the world largest cargo planes, to be airlifted to Cochin
in southern India.
Each one of these leviathans of the sky
has the capability to carry 45 cars. The competitors travel
in the comfort of a chartered Malaysian Airbus.
Aussies Garry and
Rex Leeson lead the pre-1971 Classic class in their V8 Falcon,
Brits Simon Glover and Russ Langthorne in a Mk1 Escort have
a handy lead in the pre-1977 class.more...
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