A championship more dramatic than a Hollywood script, with a season finale that was downright unbelievable, the 2001 BTCC series sparkled with fierce rivalry, intense racing, bumper-to-bumper battles and more than a few off-track controversies!
It was a year in which arch-rivals and Vauxhall team-mates Jason Plato and Yvan Muller headed into the final race of the year, each with a chance of snatching the title from the other! After a thrilling and dramatic showdown at a rain-soaked Brands Hatch, it was Plato who emerged victorious and became the first British driver to capture the BTCC crown since John Cleland in 1995.
This fully comprehensive, official, three-hour review includes the very best of the racing as featured on BBC Grandstand and some of the most graphic in car footage you’ll ever see! You’ll also find out everything you need to know about the drivers, how the teams coped with the new-for-2001, two-litre, front-wheel drive cars and catch up with the many behind-the-scenes dramas that help make this series such brilliant entertainment.
Sit back and enjoy the best tin-top gladiator action in the world in this master-blaster review!