Numbers. Data. Weather. YouTube. All things that will appear in your internet search history on the build up to a race weekend.

For the numbers and data, you’re poring over the results from the last race meeting that have been posted on the championship website working out what you did well and, more crucially, what you did less well, and thus where you can improve.

It doesn’t end there though as you start to look ahead at the numbers and data of what has gone on before in years previous by the same cars in the same championship.

Then there’s the weather to factor in; the conditions are always the same for everyone but there’s nothing that gets the butterflies going more than the prospect of a wet race.

The final round of internet searching brings you to YouTube, where you work out which way the circuit goes, preferably in something that you’ll be racing in the coming weekend.

Which brings us to Oulton Park for races three and four in round two of the Radical SR1 Cup.

My week’s internet searching has revealed, most importantly, that I’ve some way to make up on the championship leaders, race pace at the previous round at Silverstone being neat and tidy rather than anything approaching truly on the limit.