Its that time again!
The beginning of October always signifies Mini Sports annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Mull to compete in what is renowned as ‘the Worlds toughest Rally’, The Tunnock’s Mull Rally. Now in its 45th year, people have travelled from all over the world to try and master the narrow and undulating roads that this scenic Scottish island has to offer. The difficulty of this Rally is proven by the fact that more often than not it is an islander that wins the event, with superior knowledge of the roads proving paramount in the many night/dusk stages, however Mini Sports Daniel Harper did win the Rally in 2002 driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6, however he is also the last non-islander to win as no-one has repeated the feat since.
Daniel, since his big win, has focused on winning the event in a MINI and has utilised Mini Sports state-of-the-art engineering facilities to upgrade and modify his and the rally teams four R53 MINIs extensively over the last decade. However Daniel is just one of the Min Sport Rally Team that has tried to tame the roads of Mull. Mini Sport regularly have multiple entries and this year Daniel and co-driver Chris Campbell will be joined by John Cressey with Martin Cressey and Martin Page with Ben Anderson to create a line-up of 3 MINIs, however we also have the addition of Louise Thomas joining the team this year with her co-driver Melanie Whittaker.
Louise lives and works on Mull as a Nurse for Marie Curie and will be competing in a classic Mini, that Mini Sport have helped prepare, with the aim to not only have fun but to raise valuable funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, which is a very worthy cause indeed. If you would like to donate and help Louise reach her target of £2000 you can do here on the Just giving Page
If you are wanting more information on the event you can visit the Mull Rally Official Website
The Mini Sport Team will have arrived on the Isle of Mull by now and will no doubt have their minds set on the next few days already. We wish them, Louise and all who are competing, the best of luck.
Let the rallying commence… we cant wait to see this years outcome!