You may or may not know this but alongside our partner’s Systemation, we took the decision to sponsor Team American Power in the Scan Covery Trial 2013.
Details of this event can be found in my last article.
The team endured treacherous driving conditions that challenged all of their driving and navigation expertise. It took a gruelling 8 days to complete the event, with the team travelling over 7000km in extremely hazardous conditions and with cold snaps hitting maximums of over minus 40°C, it was clear from the outset this was not going to be an easy test for them.
The team eventually crossed the finish line in Montferland at about 17:00, which resulted in them being placed in a respectable 12th position in the standings for the overall event. The rally itself involved 6 different routes with numerous stages accompanying each route, teams would get ranked based on the amount of penalty points they incur (obviously, the less penalties incurred, the better!).
Particular performance highlights for the team came in Route 1, Route 4 and Route 5; where they finished, 11th, 14th and 10th respectively.
Now that the trial is over, it remains to be seen on what their next adventure may be. For the moment though, we would like to convey our congratulations for crossing the finish line unscathed and wish them every bit of luck in the future.
The Scan Covery Trial has been covered during three half hour broadcasts by Dutch broadcaster RTL7, dubbed “Scandinavian Roadtrip”. Our sponsored team, “Team American Power” received the most coverage in the third instalment, which is shown below.
Although the video is in Dutch it shouldn’t stop anyone enjoying it as viewers are able to get a first-hand look at the difficult conditions, beautiful landscapes and also the hilarious antics that some of the teams get up to, this includes our team (keep an eye out for the car-drawn sledge!).