Yep, the racing bug has bitten me. The last two months since the previous Radical SR1 Cup round at Snetterton have felt like very long ones indeed, and I’m itching to get going again.

Over that summer break I’ve been mulling a phrase you hear every now again that ‘racing isn’t a real sport’. As much as I love playing cricket and football, neither can quite match the intensity of being wheel to wheel with others at over 100mph and with no margin for error. If you love the competitive nature of playing sport, you will love racing. It’s the hardest sport I’ve ever experienced, and also the most addictive.

Soapbox dismounted, thankfully the season finale at a Brands Hatch basking in late summer sunshine is now upon us, and there’s a true end of term feel around the place.

There’s still a championship to be won (fingers crossed for my team mate Dave Morgan - team orders won’t be necessary as I don’t usually get near him in the races), but for those without a shot at winning it, like yours truly, attentions will already be turning on what to do next year.

So what do you do next after a season in the Radical SR1 Cup? It’s not an entry-level championship that will leave you high and dry with a car you can’t use; you’re in the Radical ‘family’ now.