Tough Turkey hampers Gill’s WRC return
- 17th September 2019, 11:38am
"Then 4km into the first stage after lunch on Friday, we broke a rose joint on one of the suspension arms," Australian co-driver, Glenn Macneall, explained."It happened whilst braking on a straight. No other damage, simple fix, but we didn’t have a spare in the car. The boys brought a spare out, changed it and we drove back to service." Continuing on day two, the pair were starting to build up speed, but on the first stage after lunch they had a rear suspension damper fail. There was no obvious damage to the car, but the damper had failed and they were forced to just cruise through the remaining stages of day two. "On Sunday we played a bit more with the set-up on the first two stages and had some good speed," Macneall added. "Unfortunately, toward the end of the second stage, fourth gear started to become hard to select. We eventually we lost it all together with a few corners of the stage to go.
"The engineers advised us to carry on using just first, second and third gears, but unfortunately the gearbox locked up 4km into the penultimate stage."All in all a pretty frustrating week, but there were still plenty of positives to take away and the new car has good potential,' Macneall said. Gill and Macneall will next appear on the World Rally Championship in three weeks time, at Wales Rally GB on the first weekend in October.
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