XI Oris Rally Clasico March 2015

This year, we were fortunate to have several of our club members competing in the annual Oris Rally Clasico.

The rally started on Thursday evening from Puerto Portals. The first stage was from Andratx to Es Capdella. The second stage from Calvia over Col De Sa Creu on the very recently tarmacked P-1043 which proved to be a bit too slippery, with some cars leaving the road! Thankfully, all our club members finished safely.

Friday was the busiest day with a total of six stages including the famous Sa Calobra. This real life scalextric track was the favorite by far, with wide sweeping roads and hundreds of spectators.

Congratulations to our members. Out of a total of 49 cars in the regularity class, Pam Gardner & Helen Pitt came 21st in their rented TR6. Eric Woolger in his MGA and his driver Chris Quinton were 32nd and Stefan Pietzsch finished 44 in an AC Cobra.

A special mention to Peter Langsdale in his Mini Cooper S who competed in the race category and was 1st in his class.

Saturday, due to an accident early on, tragically saw the loss of the co-pilot of car number 64. The rest of the event was respectfully cancelled. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the families involved.

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