The 2009 BTCC season review

The 2009 BTCC season review

Colin Turkington's three-way battle with Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato provided one of the most thrilling title deciders of the BTCC's action-packed history. Jamie O'Leary recounts how the championship was won

Sensational. That's about the only word that can be used to describe the 2009 British Touring Car Championship.

From April to October the cream of the nation's tin-top stars banged wing mirrors (and often more) in search of glory. Fabrizio Giovanardi was at his brilliant best as he sought to give Vauxhall the crown in its farewell season. Matt Neal rediscovered some of the form that seemed to have deserted him in '08, and fellow fortysomething Jason Plato proved that virtually no build-up was no deterrent at all to a successful campaign as he took a season-high seven wins.

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