Even before the green light went up on a packed 1996
schedule, the pundits were predicting this season could be the best ever for
the world’s most prestigious Super Touring series - the British Touring Car
Championship. And how right they were!
Throughout the year, fans were able to witness every driver
to have ever won the FIA Touring Car World Cup or the World Championship lined up
on the grid in cars representing no less than 10 manufacturers.
Cutting edge cars from Audi, Volvo, Renault, Honda, BMW and
Vauxhall were piloted by drivers noted for spectacular displays of tin-top
driving - Biela, Rydell, Menu, Leslie, Ravaglia and more - competing for one of
the world’s most sought after motorsport titles.
Add to this the most diverse range of machinery seen to
date, featuring engines with four, five and six cylinders and transmissions
providing front, rear and four-wheel drive and you have the ingredients for a
cocktail of pure, explosive, motorsport!
This incredibly comprehensive, official, three-hour review
includes the very best of the racing as featured on the BBC’s famous
The programme is presented by Steve Rider and the inimitable
commentary is provided by Murray Walker, adding that ‘extra touch’ to an
already gripping programme!