Following nine action-packed events, the destiny of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship will be decided at Brands Hatch this weekend (October 12/13) with no fewer than five contenders aiming to walk away as champion.
In what has been another pulsating year of wheel-to-wheel entertainment, Britain’s premier motorsport series will conclude around the Grand Prix layout of the Kent venue – and the ultimate prize is on the line.
Colin Turkington, Dan Cammish, Andrew Jordan, Josh Cook and Tom Ingram are all firmly in the hunt and with a maximum of 67 points up for grabs; anything could happen on the final day of the season.
Reigning champion Turkington will hold the advantage heading to Brands Hatch holding a 15-point lead over his nearest challenger. Getting to grips with the new-for-2019 BMW 330i M Sport, Turkington has been at his consistent best – wracking up five wins and a further three podiums.
Bidding to secure a record-equalling fourth crown, the Team BMW driver will know what is required to come out on top and will likely look to draw on all of his previous experience.
Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish is the Northern Irishman’s nearest challenger after moving into second place at Silverstone last time out. The epitome of consistency, tallying 12 podiums in total, the Honda ace will be on a one-man mission to reign supreme in just his second season.
One point adrift of Cammish in third place is the champion of 2013, Andrew Jordan. Hungry to clinch a second title, the BMW Pirtek Racing driver is set to be a man on a mission as he bids to close the gap in his West Surrey Racing prepared machine.
BTC Racing’s Josh Cook holds an outside chance of lifting the coveted trophy and with a 34-point deficit to make up, the Civic Type R race has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Following his third and fourth wins of the season at Silverstone, Team Toyota GB with Ginsters’ Tom Ingram has fought his way into the hunt late-on and rounds out the quintet of contenders, albeit 61 points off the top.
It won’t just be the BTCC Drivers’ Championship that will be settled however this weekend as champions will be crowned in the BTCC Teams’, Manufacturer/Constructors’, Independent Drivers Championship, Independent Teams’ Championship and the Jack Sears Trophy as well.
Beyond the championship battles, Brands Hatch will also see a number of drivers aiming to sign their campaigns off on a high by claiming victory for the first time this year.
Former champions Ashley Sutton, Matt Neal and Jason Plato are all yet to stand on the top step of the rostrum whilst the likes of Jack Goff, Jake Hill, Tom Chilton and Rory Butcher will be gunning for more silverware.
Elsewhere, a watchful eye should also be cast over the likes of Adam Morgan, Senna Proctor, Aiden Moffat, Mike Bushell, and Chris Smiley – all of whom could star as well.
As has been the case in recent years, all bets are off when it comes to the season finale of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and with plenty at stake, emotion and pressure at an all-time high – anything could yet happen.
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