The sense of expectation as I prepare to travel to Le Mans for the test day is getting too much for me. I think it's the prospect of seeing a new car from a returning grandee of the 24 Hours that's getting me going.
I'm writing this in May 2014, but I reckon the same words could spill from my keyboard in 12 months' time. This year we have Porsche and its 919 Hybrid, and next year we are going to have Nissan with the GT-R LM NISMO.
The Japanese manufacturer's return to Le Mans seeking outright glory for the first time since 1999 will not be quite so emotive as Porsche's big-time comeback, but it is important nonetheless.