The British Touring Car Championship has broken records this season, with 12 different race winners over the 27 rounds. That level of competitiveness has created an eight-way shoot out for the crown at Brands Hatch this weekend. 

That showdown is due to an increased points system to bump up the tally for a win and reward drivers down to 15th place. That came in to play in 2012 and, since then, there have been two five-way fights for the silverware. This year has topped even those and there will be 110 miles of battling at Brands to determine the destiny of the 2016 trophy.

Realistically, there are five guys in with a shot: leader Sam Tordoff and his WSR BMW 125i team-mate Rob Collard, the factory Honda pairing of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal, and the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus of Mat Jackson. 

BTCC 2016 (after 27/30 rounds) 

1 - Sam Tordoff - BMW 125i M Sport - 278pts

2 - Gordon Shedden - Honda Civic Type R - 267pts

3 Matt Neal - Honda Civic Type R - 265pts

4 Rob Collard WSR - BMW 125i M Sport - 261pts

5 Mat Jackson - Motorbase Performance Ford Focus - 257pts

6 Andrew Jordan - Motorbase Performance Ford Focus - 247pts

7 Colin Turkington - Team BMR Subaru Levorg - 241pts

8 - Jason Plato - Team BMR Subaru Levorg - 220pts

Maximum score at the final meeting: 67 

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