Mitch Evans stars on TV doco
Young Kiwi Mitch Evans won the GP3 title last summer around the European tracks and he was the star presenter of a one-hour TV documentary on his season delivered in a manner so confident for a young man who had started his season at 17 and grew to 18 during the summer.
He won some of the races as the curtain raiser to the GPs, but not all of them and gave the spectating GP bosses a good indication of his circuit demeanour out front or in-field fighting. There were no heavyhitter career minders in the background, no mention of the fact that Aussie Mark Webber had taken the young Kiwi under his wing and was mentoring him. There was under-stated identification for the Giltrap Group on car and driver uniform and when he confirmed the title after the last race, he climbed from his car, hugged his father who was at the fence... and then gave big Colin Giltrap a hug as well. Giltrap is a multi-millionaire in the motor trade and likes to support young Kiwis with the talent to advance. Word is that it was Gilly who funded young Mitch and his brother to be professionally schooled in handling themselves in public and he showed this well, presenting the documentary of his season.