I never found that elusive funding and came back to the UK to discover the recession had travelled here too.
So, I got a degree and a crap job and set about hating my life.
Something had to fill the gap that racing left, and it transpired to be cooking. I approached food in the same way that I had with racing, by trying to improve every possible element to its maximum potential.
It rapidly got out of hand, resulting in me starting a food truck under the name BBQ Lab; fusing my love of American food with all things technical. It was hugely successful, as trucks go, but never going to be scalable.