I can already hear some of you asking: how the heck did that happen?
Thanks to my blog, I got a message from a gentleman, who understood 100% of my story. So we got to talking and next thing I knew I got an email saying Prodrive is inviting me to try the Mini WRC and discuss about things.
I said: "Ok I'm there!"
Once up there, the potential connection between my being German and the involvment of BMW was discussed. Prodrive and I both agreed that it was worth trying to make something out of it. I was welcoming Prodrive's enthousiasm.
The test was organised on Prodrive's Warwick test track, which is basically an old reconverted Royal Air Force airport, on which they have built a small track which resembles those made for karting. When I was first told about the test, that we were running on gravel suspension and gravel tires, Prodrive was making an effort to explain that I should not worry.
I said: "It's ok guys, I love driving on karting tracks with a rally car and especially on gravel tires."
PS. Check out the Mini page for more pics!