Stat Attack: BTCC 2016 in numbers

It’s hard to believe that a month has now passed since Gordon Shedden successfully defended his BTCC title on a dramatic final day of the season at Brands Hatch.

With everything now officially decided after Triple Eight withdrew it’s appeal into the exclusion of Josh Cook at Silverstone, it seemed as good a time as any to look at some of the stats from the season, with a run-down of some interesting figures from the 2016 campaign…

15,226 – The combined number of race laps completed by the field during the season

2852 – The number of points title winner Gordon Shedden has now scored in his BTCC career

1999 – The last season when Jason Plato only took a single win

1030.9 – The amount of miles completed during the 30 races of the 2016 season

549 – The number of laps raced during the season

539 – The number of laps completed by Gordon Shedden and Sam Tordoff, the most of any driver in the field

306 – The number of points scored by Sam Tordoff, a career best

279 – The points scored by Colin Turkington from Oulton Park onwards, 26 more than Jason Plato and 57 more than anyone else

103 – The number of laps led by Mat Jackson, the most of any driver

66 – The number of drivers who have now started a BTCC race in an NGTC car

52 – The number of points Gordon Shedden trailed Sam Tordoff by at the half way stage of the season

43.8 – The longest race of the season in miles, Round 30 at Brands Hatch

41 – The number of careers wins now enjoyed by Colin Turkington – the fifth driver to pass the 40 wins mark

36 – The number of drivers to compete during the season

29 – The number of drivers to score points during the season

25.9 – The shortest race of the season in miles, Round 7 at Thruxton

24 – The number of laps added to the scheduled race distances during the season

24 – The number of drivers who started all 30 races

20 – The number of races won by front-wheel drive cars

18 – The number of times Ash Sutton was first rookie home

17 – The number of races that went beyond the scheduled distance

16 – The number of drivers to finish on the podium

15 – The number of drivers to set a fastest lap

12 – The number of bonus points scored by Colin Turkington, the most of any driver

12 – The number of race winners

11 – The number of Independent wins scored by Mat Jackson, the most of any driver

11 – The number of drivers to score an Independents podium

10 – The number of podiums scored by Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Gordon Shedden, the most of any driver

10 – The number of drivers who have now successfully defended the BTCC title

9.481 – The largest victory margin, for Matt Neal in Round 9 at Oulton Park

7 – The number of races led by Mat Jackson, the most of any driver

7 – The number of drivers to take an Independents win

7 – The number of drivers who have now won at least three BTCC titles

7 – The number of drivers to score a career best number of points

6 – The number of races that failed to reach the scheduled distance

5 – The number of drivers to be docked points for driving infringements during the season

4 – The difference in the number of bonus points scored by Gordon Shedden and Sam Tordoff

4 – The number of fastest laps scored by Rob Collard and Jack Goff, the most of any driver

3 – The number of teams to take engine change penalties during the season

2 – The winning margin for Gordon Shedden over Sam Tordoff in the final standings

2 – The number of first time winners

0.494 – The largest gap for pole, for Ash Sutton at Donington Park

0.136 – The smallest winning margin, for Adam Morgan in Round 3 at Brands Hatch

0.003 – The smallest gap for pole, for Ash Sutton at Silverstone

-3 – The points total for Mark Howard, the only driver to end up with a minus score thanks to points deductions