There can be no doubting that every now and again some very baffling things happen in national motorsport. Shocks and surprises are what make it such a fascinating strand of motorsport, but then there are certain occurrences that just leave you shaking your head.
Earlier this year we had British Formula 4 driver Roman Bilinski failing to be banned, despite reaching the cut-off of 12 licence penalty points (for the second year in a row), because some of these were accrued at the same event. And in the past couple of weeks there have been some more bewildering goings on.
Ever since motorsport resumed from its long coronavirus hibernation in July, the threat has remained that events could be cancelled at short notice. But abandoning an event after already completing the qualifying sessions seems a step too far. However, that is what Autosport's lead national story was last week as the Kirkistown season finale was called off after proceedings had already got under way, following even tougher guidance from the Northern Irish government overnight that filtered through to officials at the meeting after qualifying had begun.