La Ocho Lives!
5.09.10 by Robin Superkid
After losing a large section of the racing area in the river, the track, La Ocho has been moved to the local football pitch. The new La Ocho, however, is flat, still a figure 8, and so it obviously has a central crossover for playing chicken (pollo?). Racing today will be one timed lap with a rolling start, it looks like tomorrow we´ll be racing 3 at a time, doing 5 laps.
The weather has been much better, it’s hardly rained for 24 hours1, the roads have been cleared and people should start arriving from Antigua. In Guatemala you’re allowed to carry a gun provided you have it on display. I ran in to a courier today who brought his own gun from the states. Have a look at moving flickr: radio, phone, 9mm. nice!
1 [Editor’s note: for more on the devastation caused by the weather see this BBC report]
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