Bon voyage aux Transafricains!
Tuesday October 31 2006
They're off! Stan de Sadeleer and Hansueli Brand departed this morning for Paris for the start of the Transafricaine Classic Rally later this week. There was a slight air of nervousness at the Ledi Garage this morning as the team loaded the car and made their final checks, but as the moment for departure neared smiles were in evidence as months of preparations reached fruition. Driving their actual rally vehicle, today will see the Gstaad Automobile Club duo on a leisurely drive up to Paris, paying close attention to the car to make sure everything is running ok. Tomorrow at 13h15 they have their technical control for the race, and with 75 participants, technical controls will take all of tomorrow and the morning of the next day. The rally begins at 15h00 on Thursday November 2 with an easy run down to the military proving ground in Olivet, where the action will begin at 09h00 on Friday November 3.
Click here for pictures from the apéro/presentation of the car in Gstaad.
Click here for background information on the team and the rally.
Check back with us here at GstaadLife.com for regular updates from the drivers throughout the rally with photos and video.