The untold story of the BTCC's youngest champion

The untold story of the BTCC's youngest champion

John Fitzpatrick holds the distinction of being the British Touring Car Championship's youngest title winner, trumping 2017 champion Ash Sutton by just a few months. Here is the story of his motorsport career

When Ash Sutton clinched the British Touring Car title last year, aged just 23, some thought he was the youngest champion in series' history. That's understandable given motorsport's trend towards ever more youthful stars, but John Fitzpatrick was actually four months younger when he secured the crown back in 1966.

Better known for his BMW and Porsche exploits that came later in his career, particularly in endurance racing, Fitzpatrick's early years were spent in touring cars.

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