Novice racer Gilby wins Mini Miglia raf­fle drive

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Stu­art Gilby will take part in the Mini Miglia races that form part of the Brands Hatch Mini Fes­ti­val this week­end after win­ning a raf­fle to com­pete for just £20.

Gilby was one of three en­trants ran­domly picked to take part in a test day at the Llandow track ear­lier this month and was selected to win the prize by Miglia racer Rob Howard and cat­e­gory leg­end Endaf Owens – who is pro­vid­ing the car.

Gilby, who is a rac­ing novice, said: “When I en­tered, as with all com­pe­ti­tions, I didn’t ex­pect to be picked out of the hat! Rob and Endaf did a great job of calm­ing my nerves, al­though my ac­cel­er­a­tor foot was still shak­ing. The mo­ment the car was started and pulled into line I started to set­tle down.

“The suc­cess­ful driver would be the per­son who drove con­sis­tently, smooth and fast. If we broke the car that was it for the day.

“The power of the car was ab­so­lutely awe­some – like nothing I had ever driven, even though I drive a clas­sic Mini with a good fast road en­gine. Then the email came through of­fer­ing me the seat, and I haven’t stopped talk­ing about it since.”

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