Safari Rally Changing Every Minute

I’m currently tracking stage 21 on the rally’s Google Earth software. It is a nail biter: sixth place Grégoire de Mévius has just got moving again after being stopped for ages at what I am being told is a mud hole.

Both of our drivers have made it through there. Funk was a little held up, but got moving and charged off the stage in what looked like pretty good time. Steve Funk was just ten minutes behind Gregoire overall, so if Gregoire was as stuck as the GPS suggests, then we think we may have gained a place, putting Funk in sixth.

Race4Change driver Ian Duncan may also have profited, as he was running ninth behind Mondron, who also seemed to have a very slow stage. Could be that Ian has also gained a couple of places. We’ll see when the times come out.

Second place man Geoff Bell was another car who seemed stuck in the hole for a while. We think Björn’s lead may have increased as a result, but no way are we counting our chickens. This is such an incredible rally: the tension is rising all the time. Tomorrow is going to be torture – green number 4 and number 14 dots on my Macbook turning grey is not what I want to see!


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John Glynn is the owner of Ferdinand Porsche Magazine and resident Race4Change media expert & blogger. John owns five classic Porsche cars and knows the Porsche scene inside out. Check out his articles on the Ferdinand Porsche Blog at
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