I finally get behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 R

Did I go hard or go home?

2y ago

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The thing with racing cars is that you can’t just pussyfoot around in them. You need to drive them flat-out straight away to keep the tyres up to temperature. Go too slowly and they’ll cool down, massively increasing the chance of a sudden and bowel-troubling loss of grip.

But chances are if you’re not an experienced racing driver you won’t have the confidence to go fast straight away.

Especially when you’ve struggled into the car through a tiny gap in a rollcage and stalled the thing in front of an entire race team that’s just trusted you with their pride and joy.

Needless to say I’d never do anything like that, and my first drive as a tyre tester in a racing 911 went without a hitch. Okay, maybe there was one tiny moment of drama.

Watch the video above to see what I mean.

In case you missed it, here's part one:

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Comments (33)

  • Was it good on the wheels?

      2 years ago
  • Did you leave your autograph on the car? I dream to see a photo or video of this event! :) Did you enjoy being a tire racer?

      2 years ago
  • Thank you so much for telling us how it feels to be a tire racer. You have the most expressive, the most interesting face of the car racer! It is so wonderful to look at your emotions and listen to your comments. You are my favorite racer, who so vividly explains the whole way, which looks monotonously boring.

      2 years ago
    • I couldn’t agree more,Valentina,Richard explains so vividly explains the experience of being behind the wheel of a magnificent machine!,May i also say,I absolutely love your wonderful message,the character you have created is the...

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        2 years ago
    • Thank you very much! It is so nice to hear you :) This is a cartoon picture of a Porsche Richard drove. I hope he left his autograph on it? I would have dreamed of having a video or photo about it :)

        2 years ago
  • Such a fantastic video,Richard,definitely worth the wait...Still laughing though!😂😘XX

      2 years ago
  • Sounds amazing

      2 years ago