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We send our man to help out Mission Motorsport on a rather special mission...
Posted: 03 Oct 2012
We're on. Major Jim's first out, on fresh slicks, with cold brakes. Our representative time was done earlier, in the daytime session, so this is really just for a bit of practice. It starts raining as Jim rolls out of pit lane. A few minutes later, he's back. I ask him how it went. "Effing exciting," he replies.
Next up, it's Jimmy, Copey and Gaz's turn. All of the guys are looking surprisingly calm, considering none of them have ever completed a lap of Silverstone in the dark, or in wet conditions before. I suppose that's a consequence of being a military man. A bit of greasy tarmac doesn't look like it's phasing these guys unduly.