Team Activ8 Motorsport are on their way to Belgium in a couple of week’s time to compete in the Rallye Salamandre which is held in south east Belgium. The team are raring to go as it been a long break since competing in Rally Kortrijk in November 2017.
In terms of preparation the team finally arranged a track day for some shakedown testing after the first two attempts were aborted due to the snow. Third time lucky and 50-60 laps of Blyton race circuit have given the team confidence in the car with only tyre pressure adjustments needing to be carried out. Subsequently the Impreza was mapped by Nick & Jim Dixon (MND Motorsport ) at C&C Motorsport Rolling Road with only minor settings adjusted.
An oil change and new pads for the front and rear brakes on the Subaru will compete the preparations.
The LDV service barge has also been given a major service in preparation for the new season
Our remaining preparations are now focused on tyres and making sure that we have the correct choices for the weather conditions we may encounter in Belgium. Thanks to Jim, Nick and Andrew Knot from Slicks Tyres for all their invaluable help and advice.
Finally, we have new team members! Peredur Wyn Davies who is co- driving on the Rallye Salamandre and Steve Santy
is joining us for the Rally van Wervik.
Also new to the service team is Mindaugas Rickus (Rick) who is a professional bodywork and paint sprayer. Rick has already sprayed the car and wheels which has made the car look stunning… He will hopefully be joining us from the Rally van Wervik in June.