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As a bit of a disclaimer, before this week I hadn't watched BTCC in absolutely ages. We're talking the days of Menu, Biela, Tarquini, Cleland, Hoy, Winkelhock, Rydell, Radisich and of course Mansell's flirt which was of great interest to me being a massive fan of his in F1. This was all iced beautifully with Murray at his finest in the commentary box. I've been meaning to get back into it for ages, and decided this year is the year (apparently I'm doing the same with F1 too). I've just caught up with all of this year's races so far by way of ITV's Highlights, which, sadly, are a bit low quality and I've found no way to improve them. Nevertheless, I'm really glad to see it's still the bumper-to-bumper action I remember from back then, and it's also pretty amazing to see that some drivers are STILL going after all this time (hello Matt Neal). One thing that is a shame is there seems to be no foreign drivers any more! (with the exception of Ireland) What happened to them all? The new rules on ballast, reverse grids and so forth are slightly bizarre, but I'm getting used to them now. Funnily enough, I've been reading around a little bit and some drivers are actually saying their car feels better when they have the extra weight on board! Whether that's just mind games or what, I'm not sure. Anyone else regularly watch? Been some cracking races so far this year, and it really does seem like anyone can win (well, you might say there are 5-10 who are perhaps more likely). Not going to spoil any at this stage in case anyone hasn't caught up yet, but check out this snap from Donington last weekend! Crikey! Thruxton in 2 weeks.