You couldn’t make this up: Drayson resigns to race cars

London’s Guardian newspaper reports:

Lord Drayson, the businessman turned defence minister, has quit his government position to follow his motor-racing “dream” of competing in the American Le Mans series, Downing Street said today.

The peer – who has been a minister since 2005 – has asked Gordon Brown for a leave of absence to take up this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”.

In a letter to the prime minister, Lord Drayson said that the move was “a key step towards my eventual dream of success in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race”.

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One Response to You couldn’t make this up: Drayson resigns to race cars

  1. Yvette 11 February, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    Could you help me. Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
    I am from Madagascar and also now teach English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: “It is incredible to me the way these guys embellish the record to write a book to make a few bucks.”

    With love :-D , Yvette.

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