Top 10 BTCC Drivers of the Year 2013:
MG KX Momentum Racing
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Having been a race winner in the support series, Sam Tordoff moved up to the BTCC eager to impress in his first full season on the grid; his one previous outing being in a Vauxhall Vectra back in 2010.
Running at team-mate to Jason Plato, Tordoff was impressive from the start as he secured a podium finish in the opening meeting of the year at Brands Hatch – becoming a regular contender for top ten finishes from the outset.
His real strength proved to be qualifying, where he was pretty much a match for anyone on the grid, with his MG starting on the front row at half of the ten events.
Pole position and a maiden win at Snetterton was the undoubted highlight for the 24-year-old, who showed enough to suggest he can be a front-runner in the series for some time to come.
There were times when things didn't always go to plan on race day – and where a lack of experience showed – but Tordoff was easily the most impressive of the rookie class of 2013.
As yet, the former Porsche racer hasn't concluded a deal for 2014 but if he returns with MG for a second season, he'll certainly be one to watch in the fight for honours.
Crash.net's top ten BTCC Drivers of the Year – as voted by you:
6. Jason Plato
7. Matt Neal
8. Adam Morgan
9. Lea Wood
10. Tom Onslow-Cole