Just had an update from Team Rainbow Dash - They are in Tehran. They have really found the connectivity useful and have been using it to find places to stay, searching out campsites as well as communicating with the other rally teams and organising the Rainbow Dash party in Almarty Kazakhstan.
Team leader Oliver writes:
"You would not believe how stunning Iran is roads are just breathtaking and the reaction to the cars is overwhelming. Honestly like being famous we are now a four car convoy with a 1960s Morris Minor breaks down 2-4 times a day. Matt and I had to repair burst fuel tank yesterday and then bonnet came off. Particular highlight yesterday was driving down the motorway from Tablis to Tehran sat on the bonnet that is not attached of with a kiwi guy who reckon we should drive the whole way like that. They are now running from Jerry can inside the car.
A 3 cylinder Corsa with no exhaust running on two sounds like a tractor and a Lupo with two paramedics which was ok till they hit a dead dog.
Driving is extreme and proper crazy but would not have missed this country out for any thing people keep shouting welcome so happy to see us."