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Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out'

After a year of enforced absence from the British Touring Car Championship grid, Jason Plato is back and hungrier than ever. Despite stellar opposition and some familiar challenges, the two-time champion still has his eyes focused on the biggest prizes

A 53-year-old veteran was a notable omission from the British Touring Car Championship grid last year. But as lockdown begins to lift, the shackles are also about to be released from a recharged and rejuvenated Jason Plato, who is showing no signs of calling time on his career.

The two-time BTCC champion isn't everyone's cup of tea but his talent in touring cars, backed up by 97 BTCC race wins, cannot be questioned. It has to be said, he’s the character that perhaps was the missing piece of the puzzle from the paddock in 2020.

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