At the weekend we went and watched a round of the BTCC at Oulton Park. It’s an excellent circuit, with a refreshing lack of over-the-top rules (you can park where you want, sit where you want (within reason!), take food, drink, camping chairs, and even barbecues. Hell, you can even camp there, which seems like a giggle if the weather’s good. Practice day especially was very relaxed- a gentle wander, watch some qualifying, and then off to the pub for food & beer.
I’ve never been to motor racing before: TV doesn’t convey the noise or speed: the back-popping, the rumble over the kerbs, the scream of an engine at an awful lot of revs for a car.
It was an amazingly hot weekend: we left a little early, exhausted and sweaty (eeww), and got back into the aircon.