Strange days these, I trust all is well with you. Just to pick up on an article in the May HMRN about lap times, your correspondent interestingly takes my time from the last time I raced a T70 at Goodwood to make his comparison. The point is that I was asked (effectively told) not to go faster than 1’20”. I’m actually quite proud of my 1’19.955 done without a lap timer! Your correspondent should really have compared Nick Padmore’s very much faster time, also set in a T70 that so “rang the bells” at the MSA.
More interesting still are the lap times set at the TT in 1959. Stirling was on pole at 1’32 and change in the Aston, Brooks second on 1’33 and a bit in the Testa Rossa and third was Graham Hill in the works Lotus 15 in the 1’34s. Last time I looked the fastest Lotus 15s are now doing 1’25s....... and are not being driven by Graham Hill!