The opening round of the 2014 Hungarian Cross-country Rally Championship will be Slovakian Baja on 1-3 March, 2014. So the members of Sólyom Team don’t have too much time left to prepare the newly purchased HAWKING for the first test of its kingdom, not to mention that the vehicle has to go through the procedure to get the technical passport.
On the Nissan cherished with solicitous care by Sandlander there are not too many things to be repaired or modified by Sólyom Team. It’s the rollcage that awaits the biggest modification as it has to fulfill the latest safety rules. But the modification of the rollcage makes a lot of minor changes in the inside of the car necessary. The shape of the HAWKING will change a little in order to make it optically well cognisable, not confusable.
“We are head over heels… We checked the car and found no failure. Regardless, we are going to cut, chop and exenterate it! HAHAHA! (Demonic laughter) OK, no, I was just joking. What we correct or change is required by the rules or by our comfort. I really don’t mean as adulation – I usually don’t do that – but after living together with the Prince for some weeks I have to admit that Sandlander was good father to this little boy.”