Roger Daltrey drives the Lotus T125
Top Gear witnesses rock legend defy poor vision to pilot Sunday’s 640bhp F1-spec monster…
Posted: 01 Nov 2011
"With the poor eyesight that I've got, my difficulty is staying on the track. But no, I've got ultimate respect for the drivers that do this full time."
The T125 stint appears to have given Roger a new insight into road safety. "I tell you what, they should put everyone in one of these around a track to stop them speeding, not bloody speed cameras. That'll stop people having accidents. Everyone's watching out for cameras, no one's watching out for the bloody road. Ludicrous. People brake for no reason at all. They say road safety? My arse."
A few nervous looks appear, so I break the tension with a simple question. Is he going to buy one? "Am I tempted to buy one of these things? I couldn't afford one", he laughs. "And anyway, I'd rather buy a hospital ward for the Teenage Cancer Trust." Legend.
Roger Daltrey's specially-designed Lotus Evora will be auctioned off at the Classic Rock Awards, 9 November