Seven champions, 13 race winners, 31 cars. Those sorts of numbers help to explain why this year's British Touring Car Championship, which kicks off at Brands Hatch this weekend, is shaping up to be one of the best seasons in the series' history.
The NGTC cars, first introduced in 2011, now make up the whole field, and 11 different marques are represented.
With such a competitive pack, trying to predict the champion from the wheel-to-wheel drama is a tough task, but here are the main themes to look out for in 2014.
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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