Disappointment for Molly at Ulster Rally
- 23rd August 2010, 9:37am
After a successful 'warm up' rally two weeks ago, Molly was raring to go having prepared a good set of pacenotes and enjoying a great rhythm in the car with Mum, Coral, calling the notes.
The weekend didn't go to plan, however. A slight off on the first stage of the rally saw the pair's Citroen C2 R2 hit a hedge, resulting in the car becoming bogged. It took some time to remove the car but the duo were soon back on their way. Their luck didn't improve, though, with a driveshaft failure on the next stage forcing their retirement from Leg 1.
Under Super Rally rules, Molly and Coral rejoined the event for Leg 2 and were hoping for a better day. On SS8, however, they caught a car which was slowly limping through the stage with mechanical problems and crashed into the back of it.
"Sadly the speed differential was too great and the road was narrow and only wide enough for one car," Coral said. "Everyone was OK but the damage to the car meant we were unable to continue."
An extremely disappointed Molly said, "We were bitterly disappointed. We had had a great lead up to the event with a successful test, and we were really happy with our recce and very much looking forward to the rally."
"We would like to thank our team for all their efforts and the warm hospitality extended to us in Ireland. I would really love to go back to the Ulster rally again."
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