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Alain Menu, Renault 19
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How Renault's arrival saved the BTCC career of its Super Touring king

As we gear up for Super Touring Power, it’s time to look back with the only driver to twice win the British Touring Car Championship during what is regarded as its golden era. But Alain Menu reckons had it not been for Renault entering the fray in 1993, his journey in the BTCC might have been over shortly after it began

“Today, it’s nice to be remembered and it’s nice when I remember it, but, you know, it doesn’t change my life. It’s hard to say it was the top touring car championship in the world because it’s not fair on some of the others, but it was definitely extremely high level with all the manufacturers, the money that was spent, the drivers were top class most of them, and we had huge crowds.”

Alain Menu is talking of his status as the only driver to twice win the British Touring Car Championship in its halcyon Super Touring era of 1991-2000. What’s more, he did it with two different manufacturers: Renault in 1997; Ford in 2000.

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