Gearbox trouble? It’s nothing to Euan

Euan Thorburn.
Euan Thorburn.

Duns rally driver Euan Thorburn proved the effectiveness of social media recently when he experienced a little bother with his gearbox.

He was facing a challenge to be ready for the Speyside Rally after transmission failure on the Circuit of Ireland, following which his gearbox had been setn back to Peugeot in Paris, for a rebuild.

Having managed to borrow a gearbox from Jonny Greer in Belfast, Euan’s father Alistair set off at noon on Thursday to collect it.

Only, on installing it, the team found that it was lacking the joint between engine and gearbox.

After some phone calls, Jonny sent the part to Belfast, to be taken on to Stranraer by ferry.

However, the Thorburns were already on their way to Elgin for the upcoming meet.

After a Facebook appeal, rallying fan Ryan Johnstone picked up the vital part off the ferry, and got it to the team at Elgin very early on Saturday morning.

The team had a rush on but managed ton make the rally start with time to spare.