Rally to London – Day “Zero” : Basel to Saronno, via St. Gotthard

Another 300 kilometers completed. And still not any closer to London ๐Ÿ™‚
But today’s route was wonderful, cruising through Switzerland, taking the long route over the St. Gotthard pass, as opposed to going through the tunnel.
Then a short stretch in Italy, to Saronno, which is halfway between Milan and Como. Perfectly situated to get to the starting point of the Rally in Como early tomorrow morning.

Route - Basel to Saronno

Video : Driving the St. Gotthard pass

We were stuck behind an A4 convertible for a while, but once we got passed we could finally let the V12 roar. I think I’ll never grow tired of this sound ๐Ÿ™‚
( if you’re as impatient as I am, skip to 1:05 for the noise! )

Spotted the first “other” Aston : a factory Rapide S

Shortly before arriving at the hotel in Italy, we encountered the first other Aston Martin on the road, a factory Rapide S. We had fun blasting through some tunnels together ๐Ÿ™‚

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Filling up for tomorrow (fuel stop #3)

Only one fuel stop today ๐Ÿ™‚

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This must be the right hotel…

Driving into Saronno, we were unsure if we had the right address. But coming up to our sat nav destination, it was clear : this must be it. Three Aston’s parked in front, 2 new Vanquish’s and the Rapide S that we met on the road.

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Special Aston Martin parking : two spots for each car!

Okay, this is how Astons should be parked, taking two spots each ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 Comments:

  1. Very great pictures!!! I am following your journey!

  2. Hi, I was in Cernobbio today and around 13.00, while I waited to enter a roundabout, I saw some 15 of your Aston Martin Rally participants ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a nice time on your trip!

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