Disappointingly, the car didn’t arrive yesterday until approximately 3:00PM, thus there was not much work done on it yesterday. Today we tightened all the loose bolts, bolted the grille back into place, and repaired a broken shock absorber sway bar link. We checked the diff and shock absorber oil and topped them up. Then it was on to the all-important alternator. The repairs on this were completed, and we finished about 5 this afternoon - absolutely buggered.
Colin and I decided it had to be a room service dinner followed by an early night. There is a 6:00AM departure tomorrow for Shymkent – a mere 734 kms away: this is the greatest distance in one day for the whole of the rally. Depending on how things go, my next blog might have to wait until our next ‘rest day’ (perhaps the name should be changed to ‘repair day’?) at Samarkand in Uzbekhistan on 1st October.