Anticipation and excitement filled the air as the world’s premier tin-top race series revved into action for another season. Few were willing to predict the winner of the 1997 British Touring Car Championship.
With entries from eight different manufacturers including Renault, Volvo, Honda, and Audi, steered by top drivers such as Rydell, Menu, Biela, Tarquini, Radisich, Harvey, Leslie and Warwick, there was only ever one certainty - everyone was going to fight until the final chequered flag, including the independent drivers who staged a thrilling year-long battle for their championship.
With top speeds of up to 160mph, these war-painted roadsters were race-tuned and ready to roar into action - bumper to bumper!
This fantastic, comprehensive, official three-hour review includes the very best of the season’s racing as reported on BBC TV’s Grandstand.
Alongside stunning in-car footage and behind-the-scenes dramas, it features all you need to know about the technical developments, the teams and the drivers.
Presented by Steve Slater, with superb commentary from Murray Walker and Charlie Cox.