We had a great time at Rim! Choice and luck of the draw put us in the outside lane on every one of the Super Special Stages. The jump was a matter of concern to all and most of us spent at least a few minutes watching the other teams taking the course to identify the hazards and slippy areas before jumping into our own cars.
Our primary goal during the Super Special was to stay ahead of the car next to us. The dust kicked up by the lead car makes navigating through the narrow route a real challenge.
We didn't make any spectacular jumps over the "Lancaster Leap", but the car stayed together (with much coaxing and excellent work from the service crew) through the entire event. The course was narrow and that made things a little difficult after the straights and into the turns. We definitely had to break early to get through the corners.
As Jonesi mentioned, the real car-breaking features at Rim are the water bars. This was our first year at the event and even though I'd heard all of the stories and warnings I wasn't prepared for how rough the roads were! We were proud to have finished and to have done well.
The event was superbly organized and executed. We will definitely do it again!
Co-driver, Car #423