Race, Historic
APR 06th 2020

Paul Fearnley

Triple Le Mans 24 winner Woolf Barnato was the Tom Kristensen of the 1930s

How does a modern professional racing driver prepare for the Le Mans 24 Hours? There will be plenty of gym and sim work, no doubt, plus visualisation and nutrition sessions, probably.

Well, 90 years ago Joel Woolf ‘Babe’ Barnato warmed up for his hat-trick attempt at La Sarthe with Bentley by playing cricket for Surrey 2nd XI. More specifically he kept wicket.

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