“I was following another Lola when a piece of its front bodywork came off and hit me on the head. It crushed my helmet and made me unconscious. That’s what I believe happened anyway, because I have no memory of the accident at all. All I know is what I have seen and what people have told me. I think I was very lucky.”
Michiel was in Brighton Hospital for six days after the freak accident but his recovery to full health has taken far longer than that. Now, happily, he is back at Members’ Meeting with the very same Lola, repaired and looking better than ever.
The only pain he feels now, he quips, is in the repair bill. “All the work was done in the UK. Now I know why Britain’s GDP has gone up…”