The 1998 BTCC season saw one of the most potentially explosive competitions ever, with eight manufacturers, five former champions and three ex-F1 drivers lined up to battle for the title.
After five rounds there were five different winners in five different cars. In all, nine drivers won races, representing six different manufacturers.
Like all the best championships, this one went ‘down-to-the-wire’. As Rydell and Reid lined up on the grid for the final round at Silverstone, the record crowd were anticipating a dramatic and thrilling season finale.
They weren't disappointed, and nor will you be as you watch the drama unfold in this official three hour season review.
Charlie Cox and John Watson commentate for you in this motorsport epic, featuring the very best of the racing as shown on BBC TV Grandstand - including some heart-squeezing in-car footage.
We’ll also tell you everything you need to know about the drivers, the teams, technical developments and behind-the-scenes dramas that help make this series such compelling entertainment.