Plato Asks Muller to Work Together

Jason Plato has called on bitter British Touring Car Championship rival Yvan Muller to work together for both their sakes

Plato Asks Muller to Work Together

Muller and Plato are third and fourth in the Championship, and the Briton believes they should now join forces if there are to overcome the Championship leading pair of Matt Neal and Dan Eaves at Croft this weekend.

"I'd like to think Yvan and I could work together to catch Matt and Dan," Plato said. "Yvan should be open-minded enough to realise I'm not enemy number one - it's the two Hondas - but I don't think he thinks like that.

"Yes, we both want to win as much as each other. I'm hard but fair on the track, but I ain't no thug, whereas Yvan will try stuffing me at any given opportunity."

Plato went off the track in a collision with Muller in the previous round at Oulton Park. The pair had been involved in two controversial incidents between them earlier in the season at Thruxton.

Their rivalry dates back to Plato's Championship season in 2001 when they fell out as Vauxhall teammates fighting for the crown.

Plato added: "I'm told there was a huge roar of laughter and clapping in the Vauxhall pit when I went off at Oulton and that's just wrong. I've clearly got under their skin.

"Yvan and Vauxhall seem to have an obsession with beating me and they need to stop it or they're going to look silly in front of everyone."

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