I’m still coming to terms with what happened at the weekend. Fortune smiled upon me and I was handed a last-minute invite to go for a passenger ride with Spain’s Dani Sordo in the WRC Mini Countryman at the Rally Show at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. And as a result my mind has undergone a slight recalibration of what it’s possible to do with a car.

For those of you that haven’t had a passenger ride in a WRC car, it goes something like this. First, you sign a piece of paper blaming no one but yourself if everything goes wrong.

Next, you get kitted out in a set of overalls, balaclava and open-face helmet that will almost certainly make you look like a bit of a numpty.

After that, you’re strapped into a very expensive looking bucket seat, fixed to the hot, stripped-out, white-painted-metal interior of what was once a nice, friendly family car.