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Peking - Paris - Report 11 - Final run to Paris and Prize Giving Ceremony: surprise, surprise...

Last hotel night during the rally and we could not get much sleep: would the truck we ordered to take us to the outskirts of Paris arrive on time? And would the wheel last the 20 or so Km we were planning to drive to the final time control at the Bois de Boulogne and from there to the finish at Place Vendome?
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Peking -ParisĀ  - Report 10 - Drama to the very end...

It is 6 pm on Friday night October 15th and we just arrived at Troyes on the 36th day of the rally, before the final day tomorrow into Paris.

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Peking - Paris - Leaving Turkey

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Peking - Paris - Report 9 - A quiet day of repairs, with no stages...

After the dreadful rainy and muddy previous day, Saturday was a glorious sunny morning. But surprises can struck anytime...

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Peking - Paris - Report 8 - Very very long days...

The last two weeks of the rally have no rest days and have always large daily mileages, from 500 Km upwards. Two days ago was the longest day of the whole event, with 725 Km, from Erzerum to Kozakli and three gravel stages. This means of course that if you break down your only chance is to make repairs overnight. And major repairs are virtually impossible...