The British Touring Car Championship will have more cars on the grid than ever before, series organisers have announced.
In total 32 cars have been entered in to the Dunlop-backed championship, representing 11 different manufacturers.
The racing will be mixed up by the introduction of a new tyre compound into the race regulations. The new soft compound tyre must be used at least once during each race meeting.
BTCC Series Director Alan Gow said: “We've got a record entry, we've never had this many cars. It's quality and quantity. We've got four champions and a fantastic array of vehicles.”
The series will also be shown on ITV up to 2017, Gow revealed. Official viewing figures suggest that an estimated 1.5 million people worldwide tune in to watch each round last year.
The first meeting of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship takes place at Brands Hatch on 30/31 March.