This was the 27th. season of the Winter Rally School.
We had 46 drivers from Germany, Switzerland, Holland, USA, Belgium,
Turkey, Czechia, Ireland, England, Denmark and Norway.
The conditions was very good, as always in Dagali, we had most days with
sunshine, but this year we did not have very much snow.
But enough to make the snow-banks upto 30-40 cm. high, and with a very
good ice-sole on the special-stages.
Because of little snow, the ice bild up quicker, and from February the
ice on the lake was about 1 m. thick.
The race-tracks was most times about 3 km. long.
Was there any new good talents ? Oh yes !
Look out for Jan Cerny from Czechia, Ole Veiby from Norway and Jacob
Madsen from Denmark.
All 3 very good drivers, also with good experience and results, and we
will see even better results from them from now on.
Also young Brits Tom Williams, Alex Waterman, Johnny Mulholland, Robert
Creighton and Jack Rastall and racing driver Katie Milner are all very
talented, and names that we will see on the top of the result sheets.
We also had teams and drivers testing.
Established Norwegian rallydriver Anders Grøndal was with us more times, and Andreas Bakkerud, 3rd. in the Rallycross World Championship last year, was practising with us again, as he have done for the last years.
VW and Skoda had a week wintertesting of road-cars, 14 cars and 22 test engineers that also had driving courses on the frozen lake race-tracks.
They where here with us for the 14th. time, as they are finding the high mountain-passes very good for testing in changing conditions, from 1200 m. altitude in minus 20 C, to 0 m. altitude in plus degrees by the fiords at sea-level within 30 minutes.
We are now looking forward to spring and summer and warm weather, before we start booking for the 28th. Winter Rally School season from 1.st september.
See you then.
Please contact John