Back in the day when April always meant Imola, I used to delight in evening trips with Denis Jenkinson into the mountains, where we would find chunks of the Mille Miglia course, and he would share his memories of the greatest sportscar race there ever was. Having accompanied Stirling Moss in the winning Mercedes in 1955, he knew whereof he spoke.
One day Jenks said what fun it would have been to do the Mille Miglia in a Porsche 917. With Rodriguez? Siffert? “No, no,” he replied. “Given a choice, I’d have gone with Redman – he was as quick as they were, and far more intelligent. With Brian, there’d have been a much better chance of getting to the finish...”
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