RMCH 2024: The Approach Stage Ends

The long approach stage has just ended. The crews, after traveling just over 1,000 km, parked the cars in Porto Ercole, in the splendid setting of the port of Monte Carlo, facing the first long night. They faced some inconveniences due to the alternate closure of the Frejus tunnel, which stopped many crews for an hour and the closure of some roads led to finding alternative routes, compared to the faster and smoother road, to be able to arrive in time at the established time checks. All this led to canceling the pre-established hours of sleep (already few in general, it was calculated around 3 hours of rest…) we therefore saw them very tired and worn out.
Unfortunately, the many kilometers have also led to the cars becoming tired and some problems have emerged: there are already withdrawals due to mechanical problems.

Crew 18 – Angelo Sticchi Damiani with Massimo Liverani arrived at the port, but broke the head gasket of the Fiat 124 Abart; 42 – Maurizio Verini and Laura Martines, already from Milan began to experience problems with the Fiat Many interventions were carried out on the roadside and even we reconnaissance personnel brought a driveshaft to a crew in difficulty.
Tomorrow morning we will see the list of starters and I will also update you on the weather conditions and the situation of the special tests; from tomorrow morning I will be busy carrying out the reconnaissance of the special tests to communicate to the crews what problems they will have to face test by test.

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