A mate/colleague is thinking about taking up motor racing because he’s had enough, for now, of track days, but he has a problem.

Well, beyond the usual problem that motor racing’s really expensive and saps all of your resources.

His problem is that, like a lot of people with families, naffing off for a weekend to spend the best part of two days and £800 rocking around a race track is a pretty hard sell to the rest of his family. So, he wonders, “why don’t they hold some races on a weekday?”

His reckoning is that he’d pay more for a race day than a track day, in the knowledge that he’d get a known amount of solid practice, qualifying and then a race or two; rather than driving at track days, which are often punctuated with much slower (or faster) cars and drivers, rules about where you can pass, and people falling off and getting a session stopped. Plus, it would be more exciting.