Jason Plato to partner BTCC champion Sutton again in BMR Subaru

Double champion Jason Plato will remain with the BMR Subaru team for the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, alongside reigning title-holder Ash Sutton

Jason Plato to partner BTCC champion Sutton again in BMR Subaru


Plato, 50, finished 12th in the 2017 standings with just one win while his team-mate took the crown, but says that work done by the team over the winter should give him a shot a regular wins in '18.

"We have looked hard at what was going on last season," Plato said.

"It was a tough year for me - probably my worst. I am a competitive guy, and I was simply not competitive last year through no fault of my own.

"We have some exciting new developments in progress which should see the Subaru Levorgs fighting at the sharp end of the grid yet again. April can't come soon enough."

Plato goes into the 2018 season with 96 BTCC wins to his name.

Warren Scott, BMR Racing team principal, said: "I am pleased to retain Jason in the team for another year and am looking forward to supporting him to his 100 wins as well as his fight for the championship throughout what promises to be an unforgettable year."

Why Honda should have signed Plato

While there has been no official announcement, Team BMR is expected to run three cars this season. Last year it fielded four Subarus for Plato, Sutton, James Cole and Josh Price.

Plato is the 23rd driver signed up to contest the BTCC this season. All 32 entrants licences have been assigned.

2018 BTCC line-up so far


WSR BMW: Colin Turkington, Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan

Team Dynamics Honda Civic: Matt Neal

Team BMR Subaru Levorg: Ash Sutton, Jason Plato
Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis: Tom Ingram
Eurotech Racing Honda Civic: Jack Goff, Matt Simpson

Motorbase Performance Ford Focus: Tom Chilton, Mat Jackson

Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra: Josh Cook, Senna Proctor


Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-Class: Adam Morgan, Tom Oliphant
HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta: Rob Austin

BTC Norlin Honda Civic: Chris Smiley

Team Hard Volkswagen CC: Jake Hill, Mike Bushell, Michael Caine, Bobby Thompson

AmD Tuning Audi S3: Ollie Jackson, Sam Smelt


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