This is a very unusual season for 2017 British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton. The BMR Racing Subaru Levorg GT driver finds himself at the head of the points table after two meetings of this year's competition, and it's not a position he is used to.
Although the 25-year-old is in his fourth season in the category and has enjoyed an impressive 13 career wins, his 2017 and '18 campaigns were both marked by decidedly dodgy starts.
In his title-winning season in 2017, Sutton walked away from the Brands Hatch opener without a single point in his account after crashes stymied his running. Even at that early stage, he was 48 points behind the table-topper, Honda Civic Type R driver Gordon Shedden.