AJ OWEN was crowned the pre 2003 Touring Car Champion after a double podium during the final round of the season at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

Heading into the weekend, Owen needed to finish both races first or second to win the 2019 crown.

Qualifying saw pole position and a new lap record around the tight and twisty Lincolnshire circuit.

A long hard battle in race one with Dom Hughes, which gave spectators some really exciting racing to watch, saw Owen finish second.

Race two was very much the same as race one but no matter how much Owen tried, he could not find a way through.

After clipping a kerb, he needed to back off to bring the car home in second place and take the 2019 championship.