This year's British Touring Car Championship promises to be one of the biggest and best yet. And not just because there'll be a whopping 31 cars taking part; no, this season will also see will see a greater number of former champions taking part than ever before.

A grand total of six veteran champs will join current title-holder Andrew Jordan on the grid, making this one of the most experienced and prestigious driver line-ups we'll have seen in the series.

But with champions young and old lining up together, it's bound to get a little confusing for the uninitiated. Which is why we've put together this handy guide, to help you sort your Plato from your Jordan, your Menu from your Neal, and make a little more sense out of what's bound to be an explosive first few races this weekend.

Author: Alex Robbins