PDA

View Full Version : Riccardo Patrese's wife on her first "hot lap"



WhatsThatNoise
09-19-2008, 04:25 PM
SkippyMGA found this one (MG Experience site)...
Re-posted here on account of it being hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJyLR6TI

Steve
09-19-2008, 08:06 PM
That was funny..... It wasn't even a proper "hot" lap, he was maybe 4/10ths, if that.

WhatsThatNoise
09-20-2008, 02:08 AM
Not the reaction I generally get when taking someone for a ride.

bugimike
09-20-2008, 11:20 AM
That was fun!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

DrEntropy
09-26-2008, 07:57 AM
Too funny!!!

Shane
10-05-2008, 05:15 AM
Can't wait for the Missus to see this one... :thumbsup:

PAUL161
10-05-2008, 10:17 AM
Very funny. That was great! He was just out for a Sunday drive, don't know why she panicked?

DrEntropy
10-11-2008, 03:15 PM
Horsemits got a "demo" in my pal's prepped 3.0L 911 around Sebring. A REAL lap, helmets, belts and hammer 'n tongs... She got out with th' biggest S.E.G. you can imagine and proclaimed: "HEY! I wanna learn how to DO THAT!!!"

The "pilot" is a PCA Driving Instructor, he didn't spare her any "discomfort" so she got the "whole show". The gal's got pluck.

billspohn
10-13-2008, 04:52 PM
It would be fair to note that going around as driver and as passenger are two totally different things.

My bet is that any of you drivers would make ****ed nervous passengers going around the track at exactly the same rate as you'd drive around at.

WhatsThatNoise
10-13-2008, 07:10 PM
My bet is that any of you drivers would make ****ed nervous passengers going around the track at exactly the same rate as you'd drive around at.

I have turned down offers...

I'm seriously NOT interested in being a passenger :eeek:

bugimike
10-14-2008, 08:17 AM
I am not even a good passenger in a street car!!! :blush:

WhatsThatNoise
10-15-2008, 05:50 AM
The "pilot" is a PCA Driving Instructor

Is that like one of those track day instructors? (We call em PDX's here)

NO WAY am I getting into some rich kids GT2 w/o a roll cage and all the other safety stuff as an instructor.
(Free track time is not worth it)

Then there are the hired track workers as opposed to 'professional' SCCA flaggers...
Lots of luck if anything bad does happen.

racetearoffs
10-15-2008, 11:01 AM
At an auto x where speeds are less it is great idea to get in a passenger seat before your run . That chick seems typical reaction to the situation . funny

billspohn
10-15-2008, 11:04 AM
[quote=DrEntropy]
NO WAY am I getting into some rich kids GT2 w/o a roll cage and all the other safety stuff as an instructor.


A friend that raced sports racers was out for a street drive with me in a TR-3 on a winding road. He swore I was trying to kill him and said that he thought I was a better driver than that.

I just handed him the keys and swapped places with him. It took him about 3 miles to apologize and admit that the car was trying to kill BOTH of us....

How you see it depends a lot on where you are sitting.

WhatsThatNoise
10-15-2008, 01:24 PM
It took him about 3 miles to apologize and admit that the car was trying to kill BOTH of us....

:lol: Now that is just funny! :lol:

texas_bugeye
10-20-2008, 02:05 PM
<span style="font-weight: bold"> How you see it depends a lot on where you are sitting.</span>

In her case this is a powerfull quote...