Motorsport creates the ultimate expression of any automotive species. That is why there are vehicles and then there are vehicles. What you see in these pages falls firmly in the latter category. Similarly, there are drivers and then there are drivers, and I’m well entrenched in the former type. The upshot is, being an automotive journalist enables me to get behind the wheels of cars like this, the Mahindra Super XUV 500 piloted by Gaurav Gill, one of the best rally drivers India has produced. One type meets another.