Why joker laps are entering the mainstream

Why joker laps are entering the mainstream

This season the World Touring Car Championship looks certain to bring joker laps to a circuit-racing world championship for the first time. And it need not be the daft gimmick people may think

It's something of a sweeping generalisation - and correct me if I'm wrong - but it's probably fair to say many tin top fans are nonplussed about the World Touring Car Championship now.

Fewer cars, rivalries and overtakes than domestic series such as the British Touring Car Championship, Australian Supercars or DTM means not only less entertainment (generally), but also less for fans to invest in - which ultimately means there are fewer reasons to care about and engage with the WTCC.

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