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The need for speed

The need for speed

This photograph was taken in 2000. I was working at a marketing agency and one of my clients, Brands Hatch, provided me with the opportunity to drive at Snetterton race track. Not only that I would get to experience four supercars – a Lotus, an AC Cobra, a Ferrari and a Porsche. I was beyond myself with excitement.

The day started with a safety briefing before we each hit the track in a BMW with an experienced driver. This was so we could learn where to apex before being let loose in the supercars.

The first car I was presented with was a Lotus. I noticed the engine light was on when I’d got in position. When I queried it, I was told the car was absolutely fine so off I went.

Not the most comfortable of drives with my helmet knocking against the crash bar. But overall being in a supercar on a race track was exhilarating. I was mortified when the engine failed a few laps from the finish.

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