Plato Hits Out at 'Idiot' Muller

The long-running feud between former British Touring Car Champions Jason Plato and Yvan Muller shows no sign of dying down with the pair again at the centre of a war of words on the eve of the new season

Plato Hits Out at 'Idiot' Muller

In the wake of comments by Muller in Autosport threatening to quit the BTCC if series bosses do not clamp down on poor driving, Plato has hit out and accused his French rival of being the root cause of the problem in the first place.

"If you look at the stats and videos I think there is one common denominator in (the bad driving) and that would be Yvan," said Seat driver Plato in The Daily Express.

"I hope he said that with tongue in cheek because if he didn't he is an idiot. He is very good at scoring own-goals with stupid comments and people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The championship need to be tough.

"Sure we have to get rid of the desperate late lunge but there were not that many people doing that last year and the rest is all part of the fun. I am going to get stuck in - and everyone loves to stick it up the frogs."

Plato and Muller were teammates at Vauxhall in 2001 but their relationship deteriorated after a series of on-track clashes.

The new BTCC season kicks off at Donington Park this weekend.

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