Due to the death of our good friend Philip, we have decided not to start in the Sezoensrally 2022.
Unfortunately, it has become 2 bridges instead of 3!
The Trois-Ponts rally was the first on the R-Box rally calendar 2022 and was mainly intended to get race kilometers in the legs and to evaluate the winter updates.
A lot of hard work has been done on the car in the winter months, and as usual this again results in numerous updates. Obviously, the pain point from the past, the entire charging system, has been completely reviewed and renewed. Because we love challenges, we have also completely mixed up our note system.
Add to that the refreshing -7°C at the start of the first test, and all the necessary ingredients were present to have no idea how the first kilometers were going to go.
During the winter months we did not sit still and a lot of adjustments were made to the R-Box BMW M3 E30. Below the photos we give a comprehensive overview.
Despite all the efforts, all the preparations and especially the fantastic R-Box team (and of course I’m not talking about the crew) it didn’t go as we had planned. The energy crisis is not only manifesting itself in society but is also plaguing the R-Box team.
Unfortunately, our last performance dates back to the Sezoensrally 2019 and this of course does not only have to do with corona. We had been hanging on the sucker for a while, did not find the right feeling and the understeer lever continued to worry us with many a hangover as a result. Our task with a broken topmount in the 2019 edition was a bit of the low point, but also the trigger point to realize that the R-Box M3 was struggling with a fundamental problem.
It has taken a while but what started almost 7 years ago with an open mind
and a bright white sheet resulted into an enthusiastic dynamic team with an
eye-catching E30 M3 group A that even will please any “non car” enthusiastic.
Due to some extremely painful consecutive circumstances all fun was gone and it was time to put the BMW aside for a while…
It’s pretty easy to capture that we were looking forward to our first event with the M3 after almost 6 years of hard work.
Despite the enormous disappointment, we have to move on and as a famous soccer player quoted a long time ago “every drawback will have his advantage”.
In the mean time we are back in full force solving the issue and we banned those dark clouds forever to a desert island far from here.
For sure it will take a few months, but of course we have learned a lot so we will improve several things so that our car will become even more unique!
What went wrong …
The last few months it was extremely calm on our site. The main reason was a lack of time.
Fortunately it’s a different story for the car. The Beemer did progress a lot.
Find out in the news items below.
Happy reading !!