We dive deep into the Dolomites and it’s an impressive backdrop as we climb one mountain road and then descend back down into the valley. We are in Italy and heading for the mountain resort of San Martino di Castrozza. The last 2 timed stages of the 6 scheduled today are cancelled on the orders of the Italian police. We still have to drive the stages but they are not competitive.

Apparently the Italian police are very stringent about road infractions – seriously?.. certainly, nobody has told the Italians on this rally.

At least as the afternoon unfolds the weather brightens and the kids once again line the numerous villages that we pass through and get really excited when the cars go by. The waving hand is once more in constant action.


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