Le Mans in a parallel world

Le Mans in a parallel world

Both versions of Gary Watkins – the journalist and the fan – had their reservations about Le Mans this year after Peugeot's withdrawal. But, thanks to Toyota, they're excited again

Somewhere, in a parallel universe, there's a version of me who didn't become a motorsport journalist. Racing isn't his living, but I'm sure, as we say in the AUTOSPORT office, he's got the fever.

The 'other' me, I reckon, is to be seen frequently on the grass banks and in the grandstands of racing circuits around Britain and further afield. He goes to the British Grand Prix some years and used to attend two or three British Touring Car Championship rounds a season, but these days he isn't quite so bothered.

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