The recent domination of Colin Turkington's rear-wheel-drive WSR-run BMW in the British Touring Car Championship has rekindled the heated debate about the relative strengths of RWD and FWD.
Some key figures - including Jason Plato - have called for the RWD machines to be pegged back, but others have pointed to different track characteristics to argue there should be no knee-jerk reactions.
Turkington's BMW 125i M Sport qualified on pole and took doubles at both Oulton Park and Croft. Series organisers introduced a longer first gear for the RWD BMWs and Audis ahead of the Croft round, designed to negate the layout's inherent traction advantage at the start, but do not currently plan any further changes.
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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