Motorsport enthusiasts the length and breadth of the country have been quietly taking the extra time afforded to them by the coronavirus lockdown to service their engines and prepare for competitions to get going again. Long hours whiled away in the workshop, filled with sparks flying and oil dripping, could pay off at the finish line against a major rival.

Whether it is the availability of tools and space or being surrounded by machinery from a young age, farming and motorsports tend to go hand in hand. It can often be the case that when a machine breaks down at the weekend, the farmer will have to figure out how to fix it themselves. And so a grasp of mechanical knowledge is necessary. It also helps when tinkering with cars and motorbikes.