How the BTCC got its stars back
The British Touring Car Championship has been going through a revival in recent years and, with Alain Menu and Fabrizio Giovanardi returning, 2014 will be the biggest step yet, says KEVIN TURNER
Two years ago the British Touring Car Championship could boast just two series champions on its grid. And although Jason Plato and Matt Neal have provided some dramatic tin-top moments over the years, it's fair to say the championship needed some fresh blood, and perhaps a dash of foreign flair.
Now it has both. This season, assuming Colin Turkington re-signs with WSR, we will have seven BTCC champions lining up at Brands Hatch next month thanks to the return of Alain Menu and Fabrizio Giovanardi.
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