It’s been nearly three months since the dust settled on the 30 door-handle-to-door-handle rounds of the Dunlop MSA British touring Car Championship. So before the cars rumble back into life for 2017, we take a last chance to reflect on a stunning season.
The title was decided by just two points in the very final race of the season at Brands Hatch.
Gordon Shedden took the victory for the second year in a row and the third time in his career to stand shoulder to shoulder with the championship’s greats.
Here, we pick out our top 10 drivers of the 2016 campaign.
1 Gordon Shedden
Team: Team Dynamics
Car: Honda Civic Type-R
Championship position: 1st
Average qualifying position: 6.70 Poles: 2
Laps led: 73 Wins: 4 Podiums: 10 Fastest laps: 3
The reigning champion must have thought keeping hold of the silverware was a long way away when he slipped 52 points behind the top of the table at the halfway point. He rescued his season within 15 races with an average finishing position of fourth place. He sealed the crown by passing rival Sam Tordoff in the final race at Brands Hatch for third place.
2 Colin Turkington