My thanks to the heroes of the hill climb

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From Andrew Holman.

MANY thanks for publishing the photograph of my lovely car in better times! Attached is one less flattering taken by the rescue services.

Competing at Bouley Bay hill climb is always a challenge, and getting a good time means being on the edge for much of the course. That is what attracts us as drivers and, of course, many people as spectators.

Consequently, we have had a few incidents over the years with the cars from the Pirelli Ferrari hill climb challenge, but equally we have also enjoyed incredibly tight and exciting competition, as you reported from the results of the day.

Fortunately, very few of our mishaps are as serious as my mistake on Easter Monday. What I would like to do is publicly thank all the people who swung into action to help me after my off-road trip into the ditch.

The marshals were super-efficient at getting me out of the car, despite a momentary pause about breaking windows on a Ferrari!

The paramedics were equally concerned about me and quick to take preventative action against any physical damage with a trip to hospital on a bodyboard.

At Accident and Emergency I was treated promptly and pleasantly, even though they were busy with a rush of incidents. I was checked thoroughly by a group of concerned and compassionate individuals.

The final touch from the ambulance drivers was todeliver my personal belongings from the car back to me at my hotel, for which I am very grateful. I know there were a few people after a souvenir of the incident!

The recovery of the car was also quickly and efficiently managed by No 1 Recovery in a tricky operation needing a crane to lift the car from its resting place. They also managed the transport back to the UK for me.

We all look forward to our return to Jersey to compete again at this magnificent venue.




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