On october 11 & 12 we have our Private Tests/Shakedown, Technical Checks & Scrutineering
💪🏼 Problem-free shakedown 💪🏼
The teams were able to put their rally vehicle through its paces yesterday on a short course of ten kilometers. For some it takes some getting used to, for others it immediately returns to the familiar feeling. Janus van Kasteren clearly belongs to the latter category.
He starts his short account of the test with a witty “He does it. Lots of branches, short turns and heavy sand. Not a real Morocco course yet, but fine,” said the rider of Boss Machinery Team De Rooy FPT.
He continues: “Narrow paths for the truck. Nothing else has changed, familiar truck.”
The men of Boss Machinery Team De Rooy FPT kept it to four rounds. Van Kasteren then took on the role of mentor for De Rooy colleagues Anja van Loon and Michiel Becx.
It has been several years since Michiel Becx sat behind the wheel of a rally truck, so the shakedown provided an excellent opportunity to get used to it again. Navigator of Becx Competition Team De Rooy FPT is Edwin Kuijpers and he indicated that the course was actually too small for the trucks:
“Very low trees that you had to drive past. It was very ticklish for a truck. Still learned a lot. “ Michiel was able to drive well.
“We went through some tips with Janus and were able to complete about seven or eight laps in total.”
Mechanic Wuf van Ginkel and Kuijpers themselves were also able to organize their own tasks during the shakedown.
“The truck feels super!”
With proper test driving and truck racing it was a good day for Anja, Floor and Marije.
They learned a lot from their ‘new mentor’ Janus van Kasteren Jr. whom was giving lessons on how to maneuver the small and thretrorous narrow parcour.
In the bivouac, Corné van Drunen concluded that everything went well. As the man responsible for the technology, it is of course nice if everyone is satisfied with the prepared trucks.
“It was hot on the Shakedown, but it was good to ride.” According to Van Drunen.