It takes a pretty special performance for someone other than a British Touring Car Championship racer to be voted as Autosport's National Driver of the Year. In the past decade, only two non-BTCC drivers have scooped the award - and, of them, one was Lando Norris after his Euro F3 title-winning season. Never has a driver competing in one of the BTCC's support series landed the prize. Therefore, for Porsche Carrera Cup GB star Harry King to win shows how special his season was.
There have been some dominant performances in the Carrera Cup GB in recent years - Dan Cammish (twice) and Dan Harper completely trounced the opposition during their title-winning campaigns. But King took that domination to a whole new level.
While Cammish's and Harper's best pole percentages were 81% and 75%, King's was 88%, and he was only 0.002 seconds away from that figure being 100%. He also ranks highly in win percentages, too - 75%, the same as Cammish's best, while Harper's was 50%. But even more impressive than that was the fact that King never finished a race outside the top two, despite the second race of a weekend featuring a partially reversed grid and the Carrera Cup not exactly renowned for overtaking being easy.