TopGear On Ice - Subaru WRX STi takes on the Audi RS3

On corners? Not so much. Crunching onto the circuit proper, I can't resist another blast of that five-pot. Then something goes very, very wrong. The speedo's reading 145kph; I'm doing 65kph. The rear 255-section tyres are giving the ice a token nibble, but all the meaningful power's being chucked up front. Everything's conspiring to create understeer, which inserts me into three feet of snow-drift with a whump. Next corner - whump. Snow-drift. Next corner - whump. Snow-drift...

So far, so miserably safe. Time for a rethink. Currently, there's no known cure for being a bit boring, but a quick chat with TopGear's ice driving instructor, Ted (see p113), reveals ways to ease the symptoms. "Brake to get weight over the front wheels, turn in, off the throttle, let the back swing round as much as possible, then race, race, race."