I went to the Motor Cycle Day at Brooklands last weekend; which gave me an opportunity to see how the Martinsyde would fare for its first time on the Test Hill. (thanks to Perry Barwick for track pictures) Brooklands was the World’ first purpose-built motor racing circuit.  While it was intended to be a racing feast there was a sub-text. Since the UK Government was a bit frosty about the whole petrol-engine thing (and frightening the horses in particular) back in 1907…