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Five BTCC drivers are still in contention of lifting the championship crown going into the final stage of the season.
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Silverstone set for five-driver BTCC showdown

Silverstone set for five-driver BTCC showdown

This year's BTCC season is likely to see the driver of a Chevrolet Cruse or Honda Civic crowned champion.

The season is set to end in a nail-biter with an unprecedented five drivers still in with a shout of lifting the title.

Honda Civic drivers Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal are in with a decent shot following a season which has seen them dominate most races.

However, current champion Jason Pato remains in with a chance despite operating from a Cruze which is yet to receive the benefit of a turbo boost.

Mat Jackson and James Nash will also be hopeful of a successful weekend's racing at Silverstone in Northampton as both are not mathematically out of the equation yet.

However, despite winning the first race at Brands Hatch at the weekend, Pato appeared to rule himself out of the title race.

Following the meet, he said: "Realistically I think that's as far as we can go. We've made up some massive ground today, but Silverstone is going to be ideally suited for cars with turbo engines, which we don't have.

"It will need something very strange to happen there to stop the Hondas, but never say never"

Posted by Craig Salter