Practice in the rain. Rain came in everywhere – Ginther complained and temporary solutions we resorted to.
A special seat had to be built for Ginther so he could reach the pedals, this being taken out when Hill did his stint in the car.
Following the practice sessions at Le Mans, the Rover-brm was returned to Solihull, and subsequently recorded a top speed of 209kph (130mph) during testing at RAF Evington.
For Le Mans proper, the team travelled to France by car — an old Land Rover plus a trailer being pressed into service to transport the race car. Writing from the team’s base at Le Lude, around 16km from Le Mans, Peter Candy recorded a few thoughts.