Is there a favourite for the 2015 BTCC?

Is there a favourite for the 2015 BTCC?

The usual British Touring Car Championship suspects have new challenges and the chasing pack is eager to take advantage. SCOTT MITCHELL explains why this is the most open BTCC campaign ever

Trying to predict a winner at Brands Hatch, let alone a champion, is not normally this difficult before a British Touring Car Championship season. There's usually a clutch of three or four drivers you would expect to be leading the way when it all kicks off after the usual winter of mystery. But there's something very different about this year.

With the NGTC regulations throwing up another packed grid - 32 cars have entered the 2015 season, although three (the two Motorbase Fords and Nicolas Hamilton's Audi) will miss the early races - the championship is enjoying a strong period of technical stability. Most cars are entering their fourth season, some their fifth. It's still not a universally loved formula, but in quantity alone the results speak for themselves.

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