To give you an update about the current situation based on the live tracker and updates we received from the drivers. Use our Gumball 2007 participant list for more information about the drivers. We also heard that the Live Tracker may not work in Albania. Stay tuned!
Team Polizei took a shortcut earlier today that turned out to be a totally different route into Albania, only team following them is Team 96 “Tag Team” in the Ford GT. This route is probably the most challenging route ever taken on the Gumball 3000.
In the meantime Team Rainbow Diablo, Team Dubai and Team 78 missed the exit towards Macedonia and are now driving near Thessaloniki, luckily from them a highway leads back to the Macedonian border and into Albania.
On the adviced route Team Latvia is approaching the Macedonian border in the M6 followed by Team Gomex in the 997 Turbo about 10 kilometers behind them. About 30 kilometers behind Uno we can find Team 77, closely followed by Oliver Morley in the McLaren 722 and the two Martini Porsches (#74 & #75).
Update 17:03 GMT:
Team Latvia was the first car to enter Macedonia moments ago.
Update 17:32 GMT:
Team Polizei first to enter Albania. But they are driving on the small E853 along the coast and not on the E852 highway from Macedonia to Tirana.
Update 17:40 GMT:
Team Kill Bill Turbo (Team 46) put his foot down and is now behind the Latvian M6 and Uno Gomes in third position. Closely followed by Team 75, 76 and 74. Team Rainbow Diablo, 78 and Dubai are now headed west towards Macedonia and the rest of the Gumballers after taking the highway to Thessaloniki.