It was a very early start for us. Patrick and Nigel (our mechanic) left Derby at 3.30am and picked me up in Tewkesbury at 5.30am. After an 18 month break from rallying I was certain I would have forgotten what to do. Fortunately after leaving MC1 it was all starting to come back to me. We took the first stage reasonably steady to give Patrick time to get used to the new gearbox and using a different type of notes to the ones we have used before. I was enjoying being back in the co-drivers seat. Unfortunately, on stage 2 something went wrong. The gearbox was stuck in gear and the engine had gone onto 3 cylinders. That was the end of our event. We hope to have the car repaired in time to compete in the Solway Coast rally in August.