|Reaching Altay the following morning Luke and Sam were able to find a mechanic willing to seal the sump properly (and his daughter who helped them load up water supplies).
Unfortunately we were unable to find them. We did, however, find part of the remains of Team Wrongolia's Ford Fiesta. Next thing we knew, we were being shown to a hotel where we encountered a rather dejected Ian and Phil (They'd last seen us in Kyrgyzstan as we were being towed up a mountain).
They'd been forced to abandon the car after drive shaft and bearing problems. Trying to maintain the pace of Infinite Improbability Drive's Suzuki Jeep was too much for the Fiesta.
They cheered up a bit after chatting with fellow ralliers, joined us for lunch and vowed to meet us in Ulaan Baatar. Quite a challenge as they were planning on cycling to UB on their bikes (donated to them by Halfords)!