I thought Simon Hadfield’s drive in the TT was possibly the finest drive I have seen in historic racing. I don’t think any of the pros there would have done a better job on the day. I had the honour and privilege of driving DP212 for 10 years, sadly nowhere near as well as Simon, and driving it at Le Mans was one of the highlights of my racing career.
How wonderful that such a fabulous car won the TT. A lot of credit has to go to Wolfgang Friedrichs for letting such an incredibly valuable car race in anger, something we are understandably seeing less and less of. Aston Engineering also deserves a lot of credit.
Simon’s achievement was recognised by Aston Martin chairman David Richards, who has given Simon a day’s testing with the current factory World Championship Gulf Vantage GTE. How refreshing that a major, prestigious car manufacturer recognises achievements in historic motor sport.
David Clark, London W1