ETAP-6 17 AUG. 2018
L:11.00km SS-1:230.00km L:8.61km SS-2:273.98km L:24.42km TOTAL:548.01km
SUPER GOOD WEATHER BUT WE HAVE TO GIVE UP ON SUGAWARA PASS!
Operation units were sent out on rescue missions the previous day, however all checkpoints (CP) were put on standby last night, and today we are now just waiting for the start. Along SS-1, the river just before a town on our schedule going towards the hot-spring resort Sharugen Joto on the way to Sugawara Pass had reached flood level and the water level of the river on SS-2 has also topped the water level of the day before.
These facts forced us to give up challenging the Sugawara pass again this year.
Weather conditions are unstable all over the world and over this 24 year period this time has been especially tough. Cross-country rallies all over the world must now also deal with this type of heavy rain damage.
Tomorrow we will again challenge a full-scale, full-size SS in the climax moments of the latter half of the rally.
「GOING THROUGH THE BLUE SKIESOF SUGAWARA PASS」
Sugawara Pass is a name given by SSER to a mountain pass that had no previous name. Yoshimasa Sugawara said, “This place is terrific!” after traveling through the pass on his first rally here. At 3000 meters above sea level this is truly the high latitudes and seeing the ultramarine blue sky at 5000 meters or higher is enough to make you shiver. Besides Sugawara Pass, today’s SS-2 takes us toward a beautiful river and sand dunes amidst the greenery. Today is a long distance run with a rather low average time. It really pushed our caution button to the limit.
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