Lesson of a lifetime

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New Zealand Rally Championship driver Emma Gilmour, of Dunedin, throws keys to Otago Girls’ High School pupil Emma Ward (17) before leaving for a driving lesson in a Suzuki Swift rally car on Friday.

The Dunedin girl won a competition for Gilmour to pick her up from school, take her on a driving lesson, give them a prize pack, including a jacket, and drop her home.

Gilmour said the lesson was on a range of general every day defensive driving tips, rather than rally driving.

“Emma really enjoyed her lesson and got a lot out of it especially the braking practice we did.”

The competition was run by Gilmour’s long-standing sponsors – Vantage Windows and Doors.