One major racing crash, one minor scooter off, one blown-up press car and a broken Lotus – its been a quiet time for the John Noakes of Motor Sport. Still, an impressive overnight sprint from the TT races to Le Mans and back got him to London by bedtime Sunday (sorry, officer). But compared to a tent in a noisy loM farmyard, a private jet to Pau cheered him up. A lot. And didn’t we hear about it.