What an awesome rally, in a gorgeous country with fantastic people. A stunning experience and we have enjoyed every kilometre.
The rally kicked off in style with the opening ceremony taking place in the beautiful capital city of Zagreb in front of huge crowds.
Day one started with heavy rain making the tarmac stages turn into mud baths with all the cutting from the WRC1 machines. But Neil & Mike managed to keep the car on the road with good pace despite a puncture in SS3. However, on SS6 Neil unfortunately picked up multiple punctures resulting in the pair having to retire the car from rally after running out of tyres. Still, the pace was there with some great stage times.
Day 2 was a good day with non of the drama compared to the previous day with good pace on the beautiful yet demanding stages. The day included one of the most iconic stages of the rally, the Novigrad na Dobri stage which crosses the Dorba river and up the hill to the stunning Frankopan Castle.
The final day was made of four stages including the Wolf Power stage which Neil & Mike successful negotiated to finish the rally in 33rd place overall. Huge thank you to our great friends at Toksport WRT , SKODA Motorsport, all the officials, marshals and volunteers of the rally and to all our supporters.
Bring on WRC Croatia 2023!