Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
It's 2.30am when we finally switch off in the gloriously fast-sounding Rapid City, South Dakota. Sleep, though deeply inviting, is fleeting, and with the race really hotting up, we're back on the road at a grisly 4am. The ML is holding up well - frankly, far better than I am by this stage.
The windscreen has received a major impact from a flying rock, but otherwise it just grinds on behind its spectacularly gooey mask of dead bugs, gaining our respect with every passing mile. Although with the U-Haul bobbing around in the slipstream, fuel consumption is a slightly disturbing 21mpg.