6 days, 13 countries, 120 cars. It’s the 15th anniversary of the Gumball 3000, a 3,000-mile road rally which this year started in Copenhagen on May 19 and then goes on to Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Verona and finally Monaco on May 25.
Magne is part of a driving duo with Einar Skjerven, together known as Skjerven Racing // Team 43. They have been driving a Ferrari they call ‘the Black Beauty’ for the first half of the race, but have run into some serious car trouble and sadly the Black Beauty cannot continue.
They do still plan to make it to Monaco though, so if you want to find out how they solve this pretty big road challenge, you can follow updates from the road here on Tumblr – Magne’s updates are all in lower case letters, Einar’s use normal case.
There are also videos from the race on the Gumball 3000 YouTube Channel, including recorded footage from the launch party in Copenhagen, a live view of the Gumballers arriving in Monaco in time for the Grand Prix on Friday, and daily updates from the road in between. Perhaps we will get a glimpse of Team 43 sometime in the rally coverage!
Here are Magne and Einar at race registration on Saturday: