The parade lap starts with the commute to the depot to load up on extra parts, deliveries to be made and get the track checkpoints for the day.
Its sunrise as the drivers approach their white chariots with coffee in hand. A quick walk around inspection reveals no unexpected damage or obstructions to their finely tuned machines. No opportunistic attempts by local lads trying to access the cache of tools inside in the past evening.
The parade lap starts with the commute to the depot to load up on extra parts, deliveries to be made and get the track checkpoints for the day. They check their Letsjobit apps, all customers are entered, the route has been decided and the first stops are clear and routed.
They start their engines, and slowly roll out of the gates and onto the first set of traffic lights. This is it. A nudge on the accelerator pedal as the Ford diesel engine growls lightly. Red light, red light, red light, AMBER. The vans roar and their off, the Vitos sprint ahead, but the Transit drivers aren’t worried, they have the numbers, the reliability, the heritage to support their daily race.
The first roundabout is approaching, will they all get through clean without any drama? There’s literally yards separating the all clad in white competitors as the junction approaches them at the top end of 20 miles per hour! Simultaneously they brake. And, as they enter the roundabout, vans leaning with centrifugal force, they fan out of their individual exits. The first going the long way around to exit 3, the second to exit 2 and the next to exit 1 and so on… like a peacock spreading its glorious tail. And onwards they speed to their scheduled customers, never to disappoint, powered by their white steeds and guided by Letsjobit!