It says mechanical on the website. I asked WRC.com to check it out and they said that they would find out what happened and let us know on the air. What does pat have to do to get some luck?!? unbeleivably bad luck this year!
EDIT: Just read on Pat's site...It was another transmission problem...
Another transmission failure? That really sucks. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. This was the last event of the PWRC for you, right? Hopefully with the new season you'll have better luck and reliablility.
>I would agree that this sucks that it happened, but this has
>nothing to do with luck.
>It has to do with an Engineering flaw of some sort in that
>manufactureres transmission or gear set or that Pat is
>simply very hard on transmissions.
>Toshi Arai, Martin Rowe and Stig Blomquist all ran the
>Subaru's and I don't think they had on event trans.
>failures......however, I wasn't at a single WRC event so I
>could be full of crap.
I think you hit the nail on the head there. He pushes hard, its too bad its the gearbox that takes the brunt of it. Mind you, its given his crew plenty of chances to beat Prodrives tranny swap time. What was their last time? 15 minutes if i recall correctly.
Better luck next time Pat, and after going for a ride in your Canadian car, i have to say, you're one lucky guy. Incredible doesn't begin to describe it.