Whitaker steps up to tame a Lola
TVR ace Mike Whitaker will step up to race the exNick Padmore Lola T70 Spyder for his Goodwood Revival debut in West Sussex this weekend.
Whitaker raced at Goodwood in the Members’ Meeting in March and wanted to do the Revival too, so when the Phil Hallowned car came up for sale, he saw his chance.
“I’ve always liked the Lola T70s, so that was the only excuse that I needed,” said Whitaker, who has tested the car at the Sussex track in recent weeks with support from former single-seater racer Padmore.
“It is truly unbelievable machine,” said Whitaker. “It’s by far the quickest car that I’ve ever driven and the trick is all about balancing the steering wheel and throttle!”