The Fastest Pensioner in the World?
Peter Baldwin set a new record when he won his sixth Dunlop Mini Miglia Challenge title at Thruxton yesterday. The 72-year-old driver from Cambridge has won more championships than any other driver in the 47 year history of the Mini 7 Racing Club and has won races in a Mini in six different decades and even though he has been eligible for a bus pass for the seven years, he shows little interest in hanging up his racing boots anytime soon, heading to Spa next week for the historic races in Belgium. The 2012 title came about almost by accident when he decided to take the car, which had been left standing after Sarah Munns decided not to race this season, to Donington Park for Rounds 2 & 3 of the championship. He duly set pole position and took a win and a second place in the two races. Further wins came at Brands Hatch and Snetterton. At Thruxton he added another win to his tally in the first race of the weekend and looked like he was heading for the double when a clash wi