This is Chris Harris being a straight-up car guy

What racing is all about
by Rowan Horncastle | May 11, 2019
PHOTO: Mark Riccioni
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To celebrate the Mini’s 60th birthday, at this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting there was a special one-off mega Minitastic race. No less than 60 pre-1966 racing Minis got together to form the Betty Richmond Trophy which promised to be one of the tightest and most exciting races of the weekend. It just so happened that one of those Minis was driven by our very own Chris Harris.

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Not having driven a Mini since he first owned one 25 years ago, Chris grabbed the 130hp, 600kg midget gem tin-top by the scruff of its neck to skate around the fast-flowing circuit at an average of 145kph a lap. Which, considering the top speed is only 193kph, is a little bit terrifying. Click these blue words to see how Chris got on, but not before you’ve seen more fantastic pictures from our photographer, Mark Riccioni.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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