Sean and Katrina Liston retired on stage 4, alternator belt tensioner broke and took out the oil belt with it. She said "We'd like to thank our sponsors Derek Walsh Camper Centre, EasyFix, Clonakilty Engineering Ltd and Border Motor Works - sorry we had a mechanical issue that put us out but it could be worse!! Ye'll be on our car again for the next outing!" 

Steve Wood co driven by club member Keith Moriarty is currently fourth overall but retired after stage 7.