|Gilles and his co-driver after the crash|
Flogging a race prepped GT2 on Michelin tarmac "slicks" on a damp, leafy mountain road with only small trees between you and an abyss well, that would take some major, major balls.
But then again, you are not a French rally driver are you?
It's not uncommon in France for Porsches to be used for rallying and that is just cool.
Sure it's slower but there is something about a RWD car wrestling switchbacks that's will invariably warm the cockles of even the most anti-luddites among us, the same way Roser will always be cooler than Block.
Gilles Nantet used to campaign a 997 GT3 until a nasty crash ended his 2013 season early. Clearly, this did not dampen his spirit or sense of humor because you do need a good sense of humor to choose GT2 as your next act after a big one like that!
So Gilles, vous êtes un "magnificent bastard" and Axis salutes you!
Bonne chance pour le 2014.
(hat tip to Master!)