Day 5 – Ritten / Rennon to Rimini

Following on from the magnificent drive on the Stelvio pass,the teams pressed on from Rennon to Rimini (which is a relatively short journey). This was the last day of the Motoscape Rally for some, so all the teams were working hard on their cars and planning the route to make sure their journey went smoothly. Shane (on the rally with his dad Chris) from “CSK Motorsport” is showing the other teams how to prep the car for the days journey

The journey from Rennon to Rimini is around 260 miles, with the option to travel on the motorway, with most teams doing this and then having time to relax on the beautiful Rimini beach, and even go for a dip in the sea. The teams staying on for the Prague rally were busy out and about completing the challenges, as well as visiting the wonderful car museums on the way, including the Ferrari museum and the “Classic Boys” discovered the Masserati museum, which has a mix of Masseratis and other classic cars.

These museums are excellent whether you are into your cars or not. The Ferrari museum allows anyone to take a drive in a number of different Ferraris and prices start from 40 Euros, that has to be the bargain of the trip, and highly recommended by all the teams. Keiran from “Batten Bees” was blown away with his Ferrari experience, I think we know what Keiran wants for Christmas this year! Take a look at images below:

What about yesterdays challenges for the Prague teams? You might have noticed if you’ve been following the blog that “Blue Waffle” have been leading the pack, and this meant other teams were taking it seriously today to try and bag the £100 prize. It was “Team Sick Pigeon” that gave an amazing effort doing the challenges, blowing the other teams out the water! Well done to them, and they get the £100 prize of the day!

In the evening, the teams on the Prague rally hit the town for a bite to eat and a few brewskies, and the organisers arranged a complimentary meal and presentation of prizes with all the Rimini teams, a fitting finale to the rally. What a great night for everyone to get together, and well done to “Monza or Bust” for winning the 2010 Motoscape Roll on Rimini Rally!

After the meal and presentation the teams hit the town of Rimini to celebrate the end of an amazing experience for all the teams, and one that many teams said they would love to do again. We also had a first for the Motoscape Rally, Scott from “Team Aerodynamicsmtih” flew his girlfriend Nikki out to meet up with him and the other entrants on the final night, then proposed to her in the bar in front of all the Motoscapers! She said YES, and everyone was in great spirits for the rest of the night in the Rose and Crown bar on Rimini beach, which had a  great live band and awesome banter amongst all the teams.

The spirit, camaraderie, convoys, banter, togetherness and general enthusiasm of the entrants on this years rally has shone through. Peter, the other half of “Team Aerodynamicsmtih” on the Rimini Rally, has decided to cancel his flight home, and carry on to Prague with Mike and Mike from “Confused and Chinglish” because he’s having such a great time, he didn’t want to go home! Many Rimini teams wished they were carrying on to Prague, but hey-ho there’s always next year!

Tomorrow we head to Slovenia, a country many will have never visited before, so will get experience something new. Find out how we got on tomorrow!