Did my first ever AutoSolo last weekend. It was on the Goodwood circuit, and it wouldn’t be too much of an exaggeration to say that this simple event, which took all day and seemed to have my driving partner and I constantly occupied, was the most carefree and enjoyable day’s motorsport I’ve had in 40-odd years.

So what is AutoSolo? it's a bit like an Autotest, except without the need for the practice and memory training that makes such events a specialised discipline.

AutoSolo simply involves turning up in the car you normally drive and following a relatively simple cone-marked course, while requiring no special helmet or licence.