As the second half of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship prepares to ignite, TCF look at the key numbers from the first five events of the season.
As Snetterton looms, we’ve crunched the most important – and often obscure – numbers that have made up the outcomes from the first half of a fierce, yet unpredictable opening five meetings….
0 – The points total of six drivers: James Cole, Chris Smiley, Mark Howard, Warren Scott, Kelvin Fletcher and Stewart Lines
1 – The number of drivers to complete every single race lap so far (Sam Tordoff)
4.2 – The qualifying average of the season’s best qualifier, Ashley Sutton
5 – Longest run of podium finishes, held by Jason Plato.
10 – Winners so far: Tom Ingram, Gordon Shedden, Adam Morgan, Mat Jackson, Rob Collard, Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan, Colin Turkington, Tordoff and Sutton
10 – the magic number of races it took for Subaru to win a BTCC race
11.79 – Most places gained on average from grid position in a weekend (Martin Depper – Thruxton)
13 – The combined total of Subaru’s first three meetings, compared to 183 in the previous two alone
22 – The age of the most recent BTCC winner, Sutton
45 – The number of points covering the top six drivers
55 – The most amount of points scored in one weekend (Tordoff – Oulton Park)
79 – The amount of points LESS for Gordon Shedden compared to at this stage last season
168 – The tally of championship leader, Tordoff
215 – The tally of Independent Championship leader, Jordan
268 – The number of race laps all drivers combined have completed – five less than in 2015
317 – The tally of Teams’ Championship leaders, West Surrey Racing