BTCC Driver of the Year 2015: 10th
10th – Josh Cook
Average poll score out of ten: 6.0
To kick-start our countdown of the top ten British Touring Car Championship drivers' of 2015, you – the readers of Crash.net – voted rookie Josh Cook in at number ten.
Testament to his position on our leader board, Cook's debut foray in the series certainly caught the attention of many within the BTCC paddock. Right from the off it was clear Cook's pace was every bit the match of his elder Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet team mate Dave Newsham and it didn't take long for the rookie to cultivate his potential into standout performances.
Cook led the large majority of what many argue as the race of the season during the second meeting at Donington Park and, had it not been for contact with Team BMR's Aron Smith, a sensational podium could well have been the fruit of his labour.
His one and only trip to the rostrum didn't arrive until later in the season at Rockingham but, by that time, Cook had already established himself as a star of the future having clinched a runaway victory in the Jack Sears Trophy.
Josh Cook in Crash.Net BTCC Driver of the Year poll
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About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Drivers' British Championship standings, the BTCC Driver of the Year poll asks viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results and scoring each of the top twenty from this year's BTCC standings with a mark out of ten.