Three-time former champion, Mick Linford, has added to his impressive haul of eco-driving trophies by taking first place in a highly competitive 2015 MPG Marathon, sponsored by Barclaycard Fuel+ in association with TMC, in a Peugeot 208 Active Blue HDi.
The former professional motorsport manager and rally driver, now an automotive events specialist, clocked up an astonishing 104.50 mpg overall in the Peugeot, alongside part-time rally co-driver Jemma Champion.
Linford, who won the event three times from 2009 to 2011 said he was “over the moon” with the performance.
“I had no idea we had done so well. This is the highest mpg I have ever achieved in the event and I’m absolutely delighted to win it again,” he said.
Linford and Champion finished just ahead of motoring journalist John Kerswill and co-driver, Ian McKean, who recorded an equally impressive 103.42mpg in a Mazda 2 1.5litre 105ps Sport Nav diesel.
They in turn were only just ahead of third placed drivers, John Kendall, editor of International Fleet World, and Paul Nieuwenhuis of Cardiff Business School, who recorded 103.28mpg in a Citroen C4 Cactus Feel Blue HDi 100.