Being trackside anywhere, is a real privilege. Smelling the petrol, feeling the roar of an engine, witnessing as close as is possible without being in the car the sheer mechanical magic these the various 4-wheeled machines manage.
But of all the trackside positions across the world's race tracks, very few can match the experience of being stood on the inside of Paddock Hill Bend at Lydden Hill as a Ken Block piloted FordPerformance Focus RS World RallyX monster clips the apex (and your toes!) completely sideways, peppering you and lens with gravel and dust and noise.
The glamour and technical wizardry of Formula 1 is something to behold, but the violence, skill, tremendous speed and sheer bonkers-ness of World RallyCross is sensational and addictive.