Many modern racing drivers don't give two hoots about the history of the sport from which they earn their livings. They're too caught up in the here and now of racing, testing, and the inevitable PR demands that go with driving for a big organisation.
That's a slight that could not be angled towards Audi DTM driver Miguel Molina though. Now in his third year as a works racer with the German manufacturer, Molina is embracing his role and was treated to a rather special day's work earlier this month.
Joined by rally legend Carlos Sainz, the 23-year-old Spaniard headed just south of Barcelona to the historic concrete oval at Sitges to hustle an Audi R8 LMS GT car around the once rock-hard, although gradually loosening, track surface.
First a little history lesson about the location. The Autodromo Sitges-Terramar, to give it its full name, was conceived by civil engineer Frick Armangue in 1922, designed by Jaume Mestres and Josep Maria Martino.