On a mini adventure with David Richards

On a mini adventure with David Richards

A week prior to the Rally GB, AUTOSPORT took a flight with Mini's world rally impresiario David Richards as he dropped in on his team's pre-event test in Wales... Anthony Rowlinson takes up the story

It's no surprise to learn that David Richards' helicopter is the fastest available to private pilots. It's an AgustaWestland 109 Grand twin-turbine, capable of 168 knots and muscular enough to climb "higher than you can breathe".

"We've done an Alp or two in it," Richards twinkles, with that trademark conspiratorial grin – the one that says, 'I may be smiling but I'll eat you alive'.

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