Mitch Evans stars on TV doco

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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.

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