“This is the most exciting driving experience I’ve had in the past 12 months.”, Chris Harris.
Regular readers know that I have a passion for performance rallying. Not only is it the most pure form of motorsport, but the driving experience is unlike anything one will ever experience on pavement. Over the years, many road racers have disagreed with me, but it often comes down to the secret that they are terrified of the thought that their car would have no grip. Poor buggers, they don’t know what fun they are missing!
Over the past few years, we have had a chance to see some pretty impressive driving features from British car journo Chris Harris, as he drifts his way around desolate race tracks in ultra rare machines, but I can’t ever recall seeing him on gravel, until now.
In December, Harris got to spend a day at the Walter’s Arena test stage in Wales, learning about and then driving, Richard Tuthill’s amazing Porsche GT3 Cup car. Unlike most of its kind, this 997 has been reworked to fit in the WRC’s new RGT class. As one might expect, the car is spectacular and Harris has the time of his life flinging it around in the muck.
As Harris says about the experience, it is “Absolutely funktastic!” After this, I am guessing that the presenter would agree with me that rally is the most true form of motorsport.