Whi­taker steps up to tame a Lola

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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!”

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