8th – Rob Collard
Average score out of ten: 6.4
West Surrey Racing
BMW 125i M Sport
6th out of 32
Rob Collard made no bones about admitting in failing to draw the performance out of his WSR run BMW 1-Series during 2013, but a reinvigorated approach for one of the series' longest-serving competitors yielded a return to form.
Although the return to the victory circle didn't arrive until the business end of the year at Knockhill, Collard was consistent from the off and was more often than not buried within the top ten.
Qualifying remained an ongoing issue for Collard this season, a statistic probably amplified against his highly dominant WSR team mate Colin Turkington, but a series of strong Sunday afternoons could have easily earned him a top five championship finish.
That wasn't to be following his terrifying Silverstone incident, which resulted in a trip to hospital along with valuable points lost in the championship race, but seven podiums in all saw him finish sixth overall and was instrumental in ensuring West Surrey Racing wrapped up the teams' title.
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BTCC Driver of the Year poll results so far
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