“The first time we didn’t know what we couldn’t have known.” quips Chris, a veteran of the rally. He returns to Beijing with Derek and Kurht in June 2019 with a new strategy. The novice teams fly to England to meet the organizers.
The countdown begins. Kurht and Derek have been accepted but now they must prep the 912 to endure the punishing terrain of the 9000 mile journey from Beijing to France. The first step? Returning the car to its original Irish Green.
The second rest day in the Siberian capital Novosibirsk, the biggest city after Ulaanbaatar. Participants repair the mechanical damages that came about in Mongolia and prep their cars for the paved roads of Russia.