Starting and finishing in Hangar 113, 70 crews were grateful that HERO-ERA had managed, against the odds, to reroute and reorganise the rally according to new tiers within 24 hours, giving crews their final rally blast before Christmas. This is the fifth event the organisation has managed to run in a restricted 2020.
Within COVID government and Motorsport UK regulations, all the crews were relieved to get out rallying and complied with the organiser’s requests to make themselves and their rally cars as festive as possible! Snowflake decals, mini Xmas trees on grills with lights, tinselled bumpers mixed with a mass of Christmas jumpers worn by drivers and navigators alike, creating a Christmas atmosphere.
Mastering the conditions to take a wonderful win after nine months accumulating ‘rally rust’ was four times HERO Cup Champion Paul Crosby with twice Golden Roamer navigator Andy Pullan alongside him in their famous green Porsche 911. This was a great relief for Andy as he had been up all night with food poisoning, and was desperately trying to keep his breakfast from reappearing whilst head down navigating the opening fast and furious tests.
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