The outright lap record at Thruxton race circuit stands at 1min 01.96sec, set by Earl Goddard in a high-powered EuroBoss single-seater back in 2000.

That equates to an average speed around the 2.35-mile Hampshire track of 136.54mph and as anyone who has driven around Thruxton will attest, that is an impressive degree of commitment.

So it stands to reason that anything lapping Thruxton almost 40sec slower, at average speeds of just 85mph, must be considerably less impressive to watch, right?

Not quite. On Sunday I nipped down to the circuit, just 20 miles from my front door, to watch a club race meeting headlined by the BARC British Truck Racing Championship.