Jason Plato – #Petrolheads

In this edition of Petrolheads

We meet British Touring Car Championship legend Jason Plato.

Jason is a giant of British motorsport, the single most successful driver in the British Touring Car Championship.

Despite early success, Plato’s single-seater career faltered and he found himself racing in the one-make Renault Spider series, where he put in a championship winning performance. But even that didn’t guarantee progression and he had to door-step team boss Frank Williams to get a foot in the door with the works Renault touring car team.

Persistence paid off, Plato securing a drive for 1997 and he has competed in all but two seasons since, racking up two championships and a record 94 race wins. He’s also a director of the prestigious British Racing Drivers Club – involved in developing new talent – a businessman and a presenter on Fifth Gear.

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