British Touring Car Championship: Season preview

British Touring Car Championship: Season preview

The 2009 British Touring Car Championship gets underway on Brands Hatch's Indy circuit this weekend. AUTOSPORT's BTCC correspondent Jamie O'Leary gives you the lowdown as an exciting blend of young and experienced racers try to rob Fabrizio Giovanardi of his title.

Hang on to your wing mirrors; it's paint-swapping time again, and that can only mean the return of the all-action circus that is the British Touring Car Championship.

The 2008 season was a classic with nine different winners, crowds bigger than those seen during the series' Super Touring heyday and ITV's magnificent coverage all contributing to a wonderful year of racing.

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