It’s a positive start for Team Holden! After a hasty departure from Holden Vintage & Classic yesterday afternoon Jeremy & Angelica arrived in Llandudno just before the 6.00pm deadline for scrutineering.
At 7.30pm all competitors attended a mandatory briefing explaining the timing systems and stage layouts during the tour. After this they enjoyed a pre-event dinner at the St Georges Hotel, followed by an early night in preparation for the action packed following day.
Wednesday 13th May (AM)
The first two closed road stages of Tour Ireland started from Great Orme, Llandudno. Jeremy and Angelica were to arrive at the start for 8am. This is the first time they have teamed up as driver and navigator duo, with little time to practise the pressure was on.
After the first stage, reports back from Angelica suggest that there was definitely room for driver improvement – Jeremy obviously blames his lack of practice in the car!
However, he managed to redeem himself slightly in the second stage by gaining a 20 second time improvement – hopefully this will continue for the rest of the week.
After completing the first two stages they headed to the ferry port at Holyhead and caught the express ferry to Dublin. This afternoon they will complete four stages in the Wicklow Mountains just south of Dublin. We will let you know how they got on tomorrow…..