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2014/03 - Tour of Epynt (0 images) - created by Adge on 02/04/2013 at 15:24:38
March 9th 2014 was the Tour of Epynt the 1st round of this years REIS Asphalt Rally championship and after having the engine and gearbox rebuilt over the winter, the the team where looking forward to the event, however issues with the new engine meant a mad rush to get ready for the event and it was fingers crossed.

The day started dry and pleasantly warm after last years freezing event and the 1st 5 mile stage was completed with the car feeling a bit down on power and the stage being quite slippy. However on stage 2 it all started to go wrong when after a few miles the clutch started to slip, this was caused by oil getting on the plate and near the end of the stage there were some noises starting, so on reaching the end of the stage, it was decided to retire the car before any more damage was done. Thinking it was the transmission that was the problem the only issue that could be found was an oil seal leaking. The gearbox was replaced and on trying to start the engine it was obvious that engine itself was also damaged, probably caused by the earlier issues and so now the engine is being rebuilt when the initial problems can be properly rectified and hopefully be trouble free.

Due to the these issues the team hope to be back out again in the Championship mid year, but it looks like this is not going to be a good year.