Age is just a number, so the saying goes. While it's often a throwaway comment muttered to play down the frequency with which birthdays come and go, it does ring somewhat true in the British Touring Car Championship.
Jason Plato extended his series record to a staggering 97 race wins with victory in the Brands Hatch finale last season. A day short of his 52nd birthday, he became the BTCC's oldest race winner.
On the car front, the FK2 Honda Civic has been on the grid since 2012. As Rory Butcher and Sam Tordoff proved on four occasions last season, the machine is still eminently capable of winning, despite being long in the tooth. Up against the performance balancing measures of ever-changing turbo boost levels, success ballast and partially reversed grids, in its hatchback guise alone the car has amassed 53 race wins. There's a strong case for the FK2 Civic to be considered the best of the Next Generation Touring Car era.