Most of those involved with the Mini in rallying will know of the exploits and successes of Will Sparrow.
I have just heard the Will's long-time navigator and friend, Nigel Raeburn, passed away this morning.
Will and Nigel were the last people to win an international rally in a Mini, the Welsh Rally in 1970, and coming 2nd in 1971.
Nigel was a fantastic navigator and a really nice guy. I am pleased to have been able to call him a good friend.
The world of classic Minis, and rallying in general, has lost an iconic figure.