The drivers all got their eye in during the hot weather practice session on Friday. High surface temperatures meant super-sticky tyres with pace to match. Come Sunday's race, the weather had cooled and, then, midway through the race the rain came, just as it was about time for driver changes in the hour-long race.
A few inevitable spills brought out the safety car and a red flag. It was a rolling start that got things under way again, and the drivers were treading on eggshells trying to find any grip on the slick surface. The Cobras lived up to their name, snaking their way down the straights, while the less muscular Jaguar E-types better suited the conditions. It was an E-type that claimed victory, Andy Priaulx crossing the line a clear nine seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
And only then could everyone breathe a sigh of relief.