TG mag races a Piaggio Ape
We go endurance racing in a three-wheeled, rear-wheel drive, bright red Italian design icon
Posted: 28 Aug 2013
PW (laps 41-50): Dan exits to the right as I wiggle in from the left (a door on each side equals quicker pizza delivery). In the rush of the swap, the Ape has stalled, so, like Ollie, I'm bump-started, and the little engine fires just as I squeeze out of the narrow pit lane exit.
Thanks to some masterful tactics, there's no traffic for the whole of my stint. Which gives me time to think. There's a seatbelt in here, but nobody's bothered with it (it'd stop you shifting your weight around). I'm wearing a helmet, but from the neck down it's jeans and a polo shirt for me. There are just two flags: yellow and red.