Holy pyjamas we're in Week 6.
Its going to be a big one. The parties are underway as the trickle of arrivals in Ulan Ude has blossomed into a stream.
Hold onto your helmets, we've got some updates for you.
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That's all for this week folks. We're hitting the pub and you should too.
Bank Holidays are marvellous things that give us an extra day of glorious nothingness. We'll be back on Tuesday to guide you through Week 7. Put it in your diaries.
Perhaps you feel the Mongol Rally looks a piece of piss? Now's your time. Sign up before the end of August and get on it for cheaper.
And we leave you with the latest from Ulan Ude HQ as they gear up for the party:
Heaven save us.
12.03 28.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Yes, looks like you did. Bravo:
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By popular demand, we bring you an update for the Cross Border Smugglers as they drive their Reliant Robin back home. As well as mastering the Rally they are now champion-international-Reliant-Robin-spare-part negotiators.
After busting their suspension in Russia they arranged their spare part to meet them 3700km away, and filled the gap with a spanner and duct tape combo.
Another marvellous bodge job in action.
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I was going to say something about how it could be worse, but another rallier has helpfully provided the punchline:
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Another two bite the dust:
On the left, we have Genghis Khan't who rolled in Mongolia. On the right we give you Mooving East in Kyrgyzstan. An excellent rally effort from the two teams. No-one was hurt in either crash.
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Fills you with confidence, doesn't it?
15.15 27.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Yes, yes it does. And also for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.
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Clearly mechanics to their core. They also locked themselves out but fixed it with "just a pair of scissors and tent pegs." Very MacGyver.
Now you can use those tent pegs as a wind-chime and really make the most of your new vent.
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Just in case you weren't feeling the pangs of jealousy yet today, this ought to do it:
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Yeah you tell them. On Facebook. They'll get the message eventually.
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Sweet of you to keep us informed.
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Adventure for Dementia are still going, but hold in your victory fist-pump for now. Teammate James has chimed in with an update:
Sounding remarkably cheerful, all things considered.
13.28 26.08.2015 Rosa Earp
I wonder if passports have a black market value?
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Team Khan Fly have had a 'massive breakdown' in Mongolia.
We can't work out which part of the car that is, but are fairly sure you shouldn't be able to see the ground through it.
13.06 25.08.2015 Rosa Earp
Pah. You should try hanging at a desk in Bristol. We do it every day and you don't hear us complaining.
19.55 23.08.2015 Rosa Earp
The Lost Yeti Hunters are out in Mongolia.
Apparently the car hit a pothole and spontaneously combusted. Because that happens.
Thats very nice boys but Team Mongolf did it first. And better.
Speaking of Team Mongolf:
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We have no idea what is going on with the Baked Potatoes. Their team has dwindled from three, to two, to one, back up to two and now back down to one. Last update from John says he was going alone to get help for the stranded convoy.
That was on Thursday so perhaps he never came back?
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Teams are finishing all over the bloody place. Including some Rolling News favourites:
Remember the Cross Border Smugglers? They rolled in Bulgaria, had to send a teammate home for treatment, bodged up the repairs and have now made it to the finish.
They are only the second Reliant Robin, one of the shittiest of all god's vehicles ever to make it. Brings a tear to our eye.
Also finished are Team 2 Tees Please in their Morris Minor and the Danish gents in the 2CV. Three marvellous rallys from three magnificently shit cars.
Congratulations to The Confused Vikings, The Sussex Rum Runners and Car of the County Down.
An excellent rally all.
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This does sound dull:
Any other ands to add?
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In case you are confused; there's no music in this video. There is an interupted strip tease though.
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To welcome us back after the weekend we've got an boatload of mechanical troubles for you. Leading the charge is Team Jimi Hendrix with this delightful tale explaining why they are stuck:
Also in Kazakhstan are The Licky Charms who sent this loving farewell with their car.
In Kyrgyzstan, Team Mong Direction have gone for a bit of a spin:
A promising start to the week.
Excellent scrolling skills my friend. You have reached the end of the news from Week 6.
Perhaps you were just getting into the scrolling? You will enjoy the Rolling News from Week 5. We get a call from a border guard and some incredible shots of the Pamir Highway.