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Nigel Mansell’s up and under

Ex Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell’s Jersey car dealership, Mansell Mitsubishi, has teamed up with the island’s biggest rugby club.

The St Helier dealership has struck a deal with St Peter-based Jersey Reds, who play in the Greene King IPA RFU Championship.

In exchange for prominent advertising at the ground and on match days, Mansell Mitsubishi has provided the Reds’ head coach Harvey Biljon with an Outlander PHEV GX4h.

Harvey will use it for all his regular driving and conducting the club’s other community activities, which have included visiting care homes and going on school visits.

“This hybrid car is absolutely unreal,” said Harvey. “I’ve had it a few weeks and I haven’t had to put fuel in yet!

“A lot of people have stopped to talk to me about it, and how the hybrid engine works.

“It’s all about changing minds, and spreading the message of how environmentally friendly this car is. I love it.”

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