Four-wheel drifts, the gunfire of anti-lag, engines biting into rev-limiters, bumpers banging and very big jumps: the FIA World Rallycross Championship has it all.
That’s why my visit to last weekend’s Silverstone round – the first time the Northamptonshire track has hosted the series – has now made me the four-year-old championship's biggest fan. I’d been to a WRX event before (Barcelona 2016) so I’d already grown fond of its racing, but last weekend’s GB round was so action-packed that I’m now itching to get to another round in 2018.
To those unaware of what it’s like (UK viewing numbers are still rather small) I’d describe it as a cross between the BTCC and WRC, but with the astounding speed of a single seater race on a street circuit, because these cars have 600bhp and can hit 60mph in under 2sec. Think Macau Formula 3 pace with the wheel rubbing of a BTCC Thruxton race and visual drama of Wales Rally GB.