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?

9. Andrew Jordan

Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST
Championship position: 8th. Pole positions: 0. Wins: 2.
Just how good Andrew Jordan is forms one of the more common arguments in BTCC media centres. He suffered some poor luck during the season, but was also overshadowed by his team-mate on occasions, while on other days he proved to be one of the fastest drivers on the track. The search for a repeat of his 2013 title success will see Jordan in his fourth team in four seasons in 2017, will he finally find the consistent form of the past?

What are your thoughts? Let us know below.