Hello from five miles above the Atlantic. Flying back to Europe after Rally Mexico, I'm feeling a lot healthier than when I was coming in the opposite direction. Another podium for the Ford World Rally Team has also helped put a smile on my face as well.
When Chris [Patterson, co-driver] and I were on the plane coming out to Mexico I felt pretty bad. I'd had the flu for a while and things had been so bad we almost cancelled the second day of our pre-event test. Can you imagine that? Me feeling too bad to get in a rally car. No, nor could I. So I did get in the car and we did the test - and what a great test it was as well.
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