I bought RACE 07 the other day; it's the latest PC game based on the World Touring Car Championship. And as I bounced off the barriers at the supremely accurate virtual racetrack in Macau, I thought, "what a place for a championship finale."

The WTCC is in Macau in a few days for its final two races of the season, you see, and there can be few more dramatic venues for a championship decider. Britain's Andy Priaulx enters the round leading the series in his BMW, but he's tied on points with Seat's Yvan Muller, and Alfa driver Augusto Farfus Jr is breathing down their necks. James Thompson isn't far adrift, either.

Andy has been here before, of course; last year he secured back-to-back world titles, making him (again) Britain's only current FIA world champion. And proving, again, that nice guys can win.

I remember Priaulx's name cropping up in hillclimb reports years ago, but he sneaked onto the global stage in touring cars, a process made easier by the fact that Britain isn't really switched on to the WTCC in the same way that it adores its national BTCC tintop series.

Andy Priaulx is still not as big a name here as Jason Plato or Matt Neal, after all. Indeed, a couple of months ago, I spied AP in a pretty busy part of Heathrow airport. He was fully branded up in BMW clobber, yet nobody gave him a second glance.

Even if he secures glory again in Macau's streets, I doubt his recognition factor in the UK will raise much further above anonymity. But will that bother him? I doubt it. Priaulx is extremely good at what he does, he enjoys doing it and he gets paid a very decent salary for his trouble. He must do: we've seen the size of his motor home. 

When you take that into account, being Britain's unknown motorsport hero isn't that bad a gig, is it?