By now, the dust and tyre smoke should have cleared from the Kent Downs following yesterday’s thrilling World Rallycross Championship event at Lydden Hill.

As I explained prior to my visit, I was looking forward to experiencing WRX for the first time and, like the rest of the huge crowd, I wasn’t left disappointed by what I saw.

Indeed, the last time I found myself so wide-eyed and open-jawed at live motor racing was watching from the inside of Turn One at the 2012 Indianapolis 500.