A brand new season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship gets underway at its traditional curtain-raising venue of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
Following on from what was a record-breaking and dramatic 2016 campaign, the BTCC once again boasts a capacity entry list with 11 different marques of car being represented.
Reigning champion Gordon Shedden will look to kick off his title defence on the right foot as he sets his sights on equalling Andy Rouse’s record of four titles, however the competition is as tough as ever.
Team-mate Matt Neal, Subaru’s Jason Plato and BMW’s Andrew Jordan are just three of more than 15 possible title contenders this season - underlining the strength in depth the championship currently has.
The BTCC won’t be the only star attraction either with a stacked TOCA support package which is renowned for not only producing close racing also featuring.
Action from the Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta Junior Championship, Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and British F4 add to the two-day spectacle.