The British Touring Car Championship has been going through something of a purple patch of late. Grids have been routinely in the mid to high-20s this season and we've already had six different winners.
The Next Generation Touring Cars, first introduced in 2011, have brought more teams and marques onto the grid, and fans still flock to the circuits in their tens of thousands. Thanks to the return of Colin Turkington we also have four ex-champions, plus up-and-coming stars like Andrew Jordan.
It has been suggested several times in the paddock that the BTCC is currently stronger than at any time since the end of Super Touring and that could be true.
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner