"Coming down" calls Team Dynamics technician Craig Smith moments before the air jacks are depressed and the Honda FK8 Civic Type R drops onto the Silverstone pitlane. As if a reminder as to what I'm about to undertake is required, dropping to the ground in such a fever-filled way with a Dynamics logo staring at me from the steering wheel could leave me in no doubt.
I'm about to get a taste of what it's like to drive a car fresh from competing in arguably the world's greatest tin-top series. This is the actual car that British Touring Car Championship legend Matt Neal raced last year and took to ninth in the points table.
For the first time in 2020, the BTCC will race on the International layout at Silverstone, run out of the Formula 1 Wing building pit garages. So, not only is it a rare and special experience to get a go in a current BTCC race-winner, but I'm also about to get a taste of the track where the series' biggest names will do battle in September - calendar changes pending, of course.