Ferrari 250 LM At Goodwood Revival | Chris Harris Drives

Ferrari 250 LM At Goodwood Revival | Chris Harris Drives

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Chris Harris is no stranger to Goodwood Revival or its TT race, which is famously packed with priceless old vintage Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s and AC race cars. He seems a good man to stick in the Ferrari 250 LM, then! Watch more : Chris Harris Drives: Drag Races: Series 23: Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here. Make sure you’re subscribed to the official YouTube channel:

it’s September so it must be Goodwood Revival time I didn’t think the revival is actually going to happen this year because Gary Pearson had sent me a single text message earlier in March and simply saying do you fancy doing it in a 250 LM and that couldn’t possibly be real could it but it was the car is not a completely original LM it has some original bits but it is an exact recreation we managed a small amount of testing the week before and you that despite having possibly the best chassis on the grid we’d struggle against some of the better develop machinery on the grid but who cares Goodwood is the best weekend of the year and the chance to drive Ferraris gorgeous mid-engine racer was more than enough for me it’s Saturday morning the sun’s out yesterday was biblical rain this is the second qualifying session for the RAC TT in which I’m driving a 250 LM Ferrari I’m pinching myself so let’s see what happens yesterday in the rain Gary Pearson has stuck its second out of all the cars which I think it’s probably a bit above par for us today in the dry the power of the Cobras might come through so I’m hoping top 10 it might be a bit outside that anything in the top 10 if the races have been Clement tomorrow we are in with a Chance Goodwood is blooming as usual this was a 30 minute session and being dry would determine the grid positions Gary went first and only just slipped out of the top 10 at the end I jumped in and got stuck in a queue of cars rather nasty of cars as you can see it took me a couple of laps to clear the two in front and get some spaces at a time whereupon one of the biggest talking points of the weekend occurred and in your in the beautiful 64 GTO tried to get past me into would cook just as I had passed a Corvette he avoided the back of my car for which I thank him but ended up in the tyres I don’t like seeing beautiful machinery damaged but the accusation that I read under braking is answered by this onboard shot the wheel and the fact that I was simply taking the same line I take every lap and the data showed I break to the exactly the same point if you don’t break they’re in a 250 LM you end up in the grandstand not something I want to do I managed a 128 dab which left us 15th out of 29 cars on the grid the car was a peach we just didn’t have the power to match the Jags and the Cobras so they seized the 250 LM a mid-engine racing coupe a with a 3.3 liter 320 horsepower v12 it has double wishbones all round a straight cut 5-speed gearbox an inboard rear disc brakes it is gorgeous to drive little understeer to begin with but adjustable enough to allow the driver those delicious slides on the exit of each corner the LM was the last Ferrari to win them all 65 come race day the weather threatened and teased and a decent shower 30 minutes before the start had us all grinning so it is race time we’re already running on about just right yes but it’s now just what a dry race which is great shape we have another spring good surprises but if we don’t we’re going to struggle but what a way to struggle as I speak I can’t wait to get into hunt so let’s hope for a top 15 finish and a good beer of the holding palette before the race is just fantastic not many places where David riches o gel’s your racing car and Richard Ahmed talks about what Nolan was like to drive back in the day Gary took the stock sent me to be pushed onto the grass or subtracted those words straight about 12 then he had a top dice with the list accosting Cooper before pitting I came back out xiii managed to get past a few cars and finally had the chance to get a rhythm in the LM which was about as good as driving guess so his a decent lack of good wood on board in a 250 LM it was all going swimmingly up to ninth when I was following a Cobra which had to break hard into name I’m all I can do to avoid it is speak Brown moment but we recovered got might cost a few more cars and crossed the line eventually insane if you don’t finish seventh week before we’d have bitten your arm but for a man who never thought he’d see a 250 LM let alone sit in one or slide one around Goodwood Wow what a car that’s the best seventh place ever yeah it’s just a joy Billy Graham choose a weapon I’ve had it right you

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