A FATHER and son are going great guns after the latest leg of the gruelling Paris-Dakar Rally.
Paul Round, 46, of Lower Cumberworth, and Mark, 26, from Emley, maintained their 35th position overall at the end of a 416-mile drive.
Paul's wife, Dawn, said all was well today, after receiving her daily satellite telephone call from her husband.
"The car that Paul built himself is doing fantastic," she added.
Dawn said the threat of terrorist attacks over the weekend had been an added hazard for competitors, aside from navigating through rugged and hostile terrain.
Drivers and their vehicles receive a battering in the 18-day race.
Dawn said: "It worries you very much, but what can you do? If they can ring me then I'm OK."
Paul used his mobile phone to call home, until he switched to satellite phones in the wilds of north Africa.
He is in the rally for the sixth year.
"I think Paul was quietly confident, because he's built his car himself. He's done it all himself and he's very pleased," said Dawn.
"Paul had always wanted to do the rally, so I said to him about six or seven years ago, why don't you go in for it?"