It is arguably the most important British export in motorsport history. What started as the 'two-litre touring car formula', conceived to breathe new life into the British Touring Car Championship, spread around the globe as Class 2 and then Super Touring.
Yet the significance of the category goes beyond its successes through the 1990s. It remodelled the motorsport landscape.
Super Touring democratised production-based motorsport by bulldozing the barriers to participation for the manufacturers, not just in touring car racing but also rallying and eventually even sportscars.