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.

Lessons in gravel and jumping with Audi's rallycross stars at Silverstone

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.