Consider for a moment the depth of quality of drivers who raced in the Super Touring era - not just in the British Touring Car Championship, but worldwide. Tarquini, Winkelhock, Biela, Cleland, Aiello, Pirro... the list is almost endless.
During this period, manufacturer money attracted some of the best drivers outside Formula 1, providing some of the most competitive racing ever seen in tin-tops.
Imagine then, the quality of Alain Menu, who tops AUTOSPORT's poll of the greatest driver of the Super Touring era, as voted for by those who raced with him at the zenith of Super Touring's 1990s pomp.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.