A new year brings a new feature to The Car Expert – in future we will be offering regular Top Tens from across the automotive world. We start with a sporting countdown…

Britain’s biggest motorsport series, the British Touring Car Championship, again provided plenty of action over its 10-weekend, 30-race 2016 season. Yet again the title was decided at the final meeting, with an unprecedented eight drivers starting the day with a chance of glory. Eventually Gordon Shedden secured his second championship in a row, this time by a mere two points. Yet while points might make prizes they don’t always tell the full story – who amongst the 32-strong BTCC field most impressed us in 2016?


10. Tom Ingram

Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis
Championship position: 10th. Pole positions: 2. Wins: 2.
Tom Ingram surprised most onlookers by taking the first race of 2016 at Brands Hatch, his maiden win in the series. A second victory followed at Silverstone in September, though only after Ashley Sutton’s winning MG was disqualified, and while Ingram was always on the pace of the leaders he struggled to maintain the consistent strong results that title bids are built on. He did improve as the season went on and will be one to watch in 2017.

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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