LESS RACE WINNERS IN THE BTCC
Sure, the cream always rises to the top in the British Touring Car Championship. It would be hard to argue against any of the recent contests, including last year’s, when Colin Turkington claimed the spoils despite only taking one victory from the 30 races.
Last year, there was a dizzying roulette of race victors, which resulted in 17 individuals who scaled the top step of the rostrum.
It meant it was hard to find a story line through the weekends and even more so from meeting to meeting. Each episode of the championship struggled to bear relation to the previous.
The BTCC has several factors designed to keep the action close and the points situation even closer. Reversed grids, option tyres and success ballast all mean the topsyturvy series was sometimes too unpredictable. Things have changed in terms of the ballast for this season in an effort to make the picture a lot clearer.