With the new British Touring Car Championship just around the corner, Last Lap looks at five drivers who could be battling for title glory in 2020.
Four-time BTCC champion Turkington goes in to the 2020 season as the favourite to win once again. The 37-year-old is staying with WSR and Team BMW, and they should be expecting a much stronger start to the season than last, having had 12 months to get used to the new BMW 3 series.
The BTCC is always unpredictable, but you would be a fool to bet against Turkington being right at the sharp end of the grid once again.
As the BTCC season ended at Brands Hatch last year, it looked like we had seen the last of Jordan on the grid for some time, but a last gasp deal with BMW means he remains with the team for 2020, and he will be looking to add to his 2013 BTCC championship win.
He ended last year as runner-up to Turkington, but the 3 Series seemed more suited to him than the 125i M Sport before it, and this could be the year he takes his second title.
Another driver who was in contention last year, and he looked set to win the title in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch before a brake failure sent him crashing out of the race.
Cammish’s mature approach won him plenty of praise in 2019, and rightly so. He looks the real deal in the Honda, and if he can have a bit more luck when it comes to reliability, there is no doubt that he will be right at the front, fighting for the 2020 title.
Jake Hill finished fourth in the Independent’s championship last year, driving the Audi A3, and it was a stand-out season for the Kent-based driver as he took his maiden victory at Knockhill.
He has switched to MB Motorsport for 2020 leaving the Audi for the Honda Civic, and it looks like a move that could shift him right to the front of the field, a view shared by a number of his rivals. The 26-year-old has plenty of ability and potential, and 2020 could be the year he has a real crack at a championship fight.
2020 didn’t quite live up to expectations for Ingram, having finished in the top three in 2017 and 2018, but there were plenty of positives as the Corolla proved itself as a race winner, after Ingram secured four race victories during the 2019 campaign.
It’s clear the Toyota has plenty of potential and after a year of getting to grips with the car, it would be no surprise to see him regularly on the podium in 2020, as he aims to get back on course with another top three championship finish.