Racing is never dull. For evidence, see the exploits of car number 21 in the Radical SR1 Cup last weekend at Oulton Park.

The weekend started with huge strides being made in practice, which you can read about here, before a disastrous wet qualifying outing, an exhilarating sixth-place finish in race one (having been as high as fourth going into the last corner) and then a 'did not finish' in race two. Some DNF it was, too, but more on that later.

The Cheshire circuit was round two of the SR1 Cup, which I'm contesting this year as my first taste of competitive motor sport. The morning’s 20-minute qualifying session was the first experience for most of the grid (including myself) of driving the car in the wet.