Many of us have been there, jumping out of bed on the morning of a track day, only to be confronted by grey skies and rain. Day ruined.

Or is it? Driving in the rain needn’t be the intimidating task it first appears to be because, once mastered, it can actually be one of the most enjoyable times to venture out on a track.

The reasons are simple. Speeds are lower, but the effort level from behind the wheel is much higher. It’s also easier to get the car moving underneath you without having to attack corners at warp speed.

Yes, it’s also much easier to make a mistake. But if you build up slowly and learn to be smooth and fast - rather than aggressive – you should quickly find yourself improving not just as a wet weather driver, but also as a driver overall.