Allan McNish's Busy Post-Le Mans Schedule Will Include Goodwood Festival of Speed
by, 07-02-2010 at 12:07 PM (3455 Views)
Allan McNish has updated readers of his website on what he's been up to since the 24 Hours of Le Mans on his blog. Here's the rundown.
Read more at Allan's blog linked below.It took a week to get back to full fitness, full strength, full feeling after Le Mans. The emotional fatigue, the pressure, everything else about that race week is quite intense. Like I said in the previous Newsletter, we then went to the Audi plants in Ingolstadt and Neckersulm to celebrate the magnificent 1-2-3 at Le Mans with the workforce.
That was another long trip, long journey but you don't mind these trips when you are successful, I have to say. But it has taken me a good 10-15 days to recover completely, where my brain is now back on song.
My next trip was back to Scotland. It was the Scottish Moto Racing Club's Speedfair which is one of their biggest events of the year at Knockhill. They had a Scotland/Ireland Formula Ford Challenge, they had a non-championship, two-driver 30-lap race for Minis, the Ferraris were up there, and also there were some historic and not so old Formula 1 cars.
James Hunt's McLaren was there but also a Cooper so there was a little bit of everything for everybody and the healthy crowd certainly had some entertainment. You know me, I am always entertained by the Minis, there is no question about it, you have really got to watch it on Motors TV. I am not going to tell you anymore but just please watch it!!
Watch out for car no23 that was certainly entertaining to say the least. But for Formula Ford event they offered the Jackie Stewart Trophy and the David Leslie Memorial Trophy and that was a really hot race as well.
It was finally decided about 2 or 3 laps from the end but until that point there were three guys that had broken away really dicing up the front. It was fantastic club racing, no question about it, and it was nice and sunny.
Then it was down to London for this year's Segrave Award. I won this prestigious title in 2009 after last year's Le Mans and this time around is was the turn of racing pilot Paul Bonhomme who picked up the award earlier this week. As Jackie Stewart told me, it'll be one of the biggest awards that you will ever get in your career.
Next stop from here, the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Saturday. Hopefully I will see you there . . .
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