Atkinson hopes to avoid Jaguar E-Type prang at Goodwood Revival
Well, he's nothing if not determined. Just hours after Rowan Atkinson was all over the news for crashing his McLaren F1 supercar a second time, his name popped up to race at next month's Goodwood Revival.
The comedian and actor, who spent the night in hospital following the accident, is to join a star-studded array of drivers on the grid for the Fordwater trophy race that includes ex-Formula One stars Gerhard Berger and Jackie Oliver.
As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, the Trophy is devoted purely to the model and will feature a line-up of historically-significant Jaguars of the type that raced up until 1966. Amongst these cars will be six of the 12 lightweights still in existence that are racing and three more of the surviving cars present on static display.
Other drivers signed up for the race and hoping to keep out of Atkinson's way include Tiff Needell, Adrian Newey and Jochen Mass, touring car legends Andy Priaulx, John Cleland and Anthony Reid and ex-Jaguar Le Mans winner Andy Wallace.