Coming back from a big crash on track is not easy, but it's quite a learning process.
An eventful last few months for the bombastic Honda.
The same Championship White paint as Hondaâ€™s original race bikes and F1 cars, and many upgrades over the standard model transformed the Integra into a honed and focussed little road car.
Brought up on a diet of Manga movies, computer games and radio controlled cars I guess it was inevitable that I would end up driving a Honda.
Why one of those â€˜unreliableâ€™ rotaries?
Why indeed? So many people have slated the rotary engine in the past, it takes a leap of faith to buy an RX7; to buy and own three like I have must make me a convert.
With the 38,000 mile service overdue when I bought the car, I booked the Integra straight in for a full check up and service at my local Honda dealership, Lookers in Derby.
The motoring world is full of acronyms such as ESP, ABS, TC etc. VTEC is another, and until a couple of years back I was none the wiser. I had always thought it was some Japanese electronic trickery for the 'playstation generation'.
I had the pleasure of running a Boxster S for a few years along with a Golf Tdi but I knew that changes at work would leave me with more time working from the office near home.