Which champion will fare best at Thruxton?
Four championship winning drivers will line-up on the grid for the second rounds of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship, with the news that James Thompson will be on the grid at Thruxton.
Thompson joins Jason Plato, Matt Neal and Fabrizio Giovanardi on the grid for the Hampshire race weekend, with the quartet having no fewer than seven BTCC titles between them. Indeed, only the 2003 title – won by current World Champion Yvan Muller – wasn't one by one of the foursome.
While Giovanardi and Neal have plenty of experience of the Vauxhall Vectra, Plato showed that time at the wheel isn't everything after he won at Brands Hatch on his first outing in the RML Chevrolet Lacetti, and Thompson will look to do the same in the Team Dynamics Honda Civic as he makes his comeback.
However, which championship winner will fare best at Thruxton?