We bought a 1995 Honda Civic 1.4i for £180 and decided it would be a great idea to drive it to the south of France on a 2300+ mile road-trip, including driving part of the Monte-Carlo rally as our own special stages. This is Stage 1, in which we begin our climb from Sospel to Moulinet. That morning, we left the campsite and drove into Sospel proper, to grab breakfast and study the 1:25k map we had purchased of the area and make some pace-notes. We'd long decided that this wasn't something we wanted to do Road rally navigation style, mostly due to the high risk of death if we got it wrong. We changed our pace-note style from being based off corner degrees to being the gear we should be in, and this seemed to work a lot better for us, but, on this run, the pacenote distances were eyeballed, and judging the corners was a little difficult without previous context. We didn't do too badly, but, in Stage 2, we measured everything with the map-scale and used our experience from Stage 1 to generate quite precise pacenotes allowing us a much better flow and faster time.