The introduction of data loggers and on-board cameras has transformed modern motorsport and driver development from the top levels all the way to grassroots racing. Much like modern car mechanics have had to move with the times and embrace the electrification of car control systems, race teams, drivers and driver coaches have done the same thing in motorsport and to great effect. No longer does the race engineer have to rely solely on the feedback from a disgruntled driver who is trying to justify why they are two seconds slower than the competition.
With electronic sensors recording all of the driver inputs, and on-board (and external) cameras showing racing lines and track positioning, a major aspect of race engineering has developed in a way that is no longer constrained by the unreliable human element of a racing driver’s sometimes selective recollection.
The finale of the British Touring Car Championship always provides plenty of drama, but its support series are also set to produce many twists and turns at this weekend's last round. Unusually, all five titles are still up for grabs, so it's all to play for at Brands Hatch. Here's how each series' showdown is shaping up
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