Jason Plato
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Jason Plato

1967-10-14 (age 53)

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Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Jason Plato has admitted he questioned his own future in the British Touring Car Championship during lockdown before committing to a much anticipated return this year.

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

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

Plato to make 2021 BTCC return with PMR Vauxhall squad

British Touring Car Championship wins record holder Jason Plato has put a stop to rumours that he would not return to the series in 2021.

Plato: Economic fears key to BTCC sabbatical in 2020

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has revealed that fears over the economy amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic was the key reason for his sabbatical this season

Plato out of 2020 BTCC season as Power Maxed Racing pauses series involvement

Jason Plato, the most successful driver in British Touring Car Championship history in terms of wins, faces spending the 2020 season on the sidelines

Mat Jackson ends BTCC break with Power Maxed Racing; Plato retained

Mat Jackson will make a return to the British Touring Car Championship this season, lining up with Power Maxed Racing to form a superteam alongside double champion Jason Plato

Plato: Two year BTCC win drought ending like a monkey off the back

Jason Plato says breaking his two year win drought in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch last weekend was "a bit of a monkey off the back"

Brands Hatch BTCC: Turkington grabs title, Cammish crashes, Plato wins

Colin Turkington won the 2019 British Touring Car Championship in dramatic fashion from 25th on the grid after Dan Cammish crashed out with one lap remaining at Brands Hatch

Ingram survives Plato contact to win chaotic Silverstone BTCC race

Tom Ingram survived contact from Jason Plato to win a dramatic rain-hit British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone in which points leader Colin Turkington flew from 14th to second

Silverstone BTCC: Tom Ingram jumps Jason Plato for victory

Tom Ingram denied Jason Plato victory in the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone as a spin for Colin Turkington split the title race wide open

Vauxhall driver Plato takes BTCC pole at Silverstone to end barren run

Jason Plato scored his first British Touring Car Championship pole position in two years at Silverstone, as Colin Turkington finished eight places higher than title rival Andrew Jordan

Silverstone BTCC: Vauxhall driver Plato tops both practice sessions

Jason Plato topped both British Touring Car Championship free practice sessions on the Silverstone National circuit ahead of the penultimate round of the 2019 season

Thruxton BTCC: Tordoff takes first win in almost a year, Plato punished

Sam Tordoff won the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Thruxton from pole position, as second-place starter Jason Plato was relegated to 17th after a penalty

Vauxhall driver Jason Plato on top in Thruxton BTCC practice

Double British Touring Car Championship champion and Vauxhall driver Jason Plato topped the free practice times as the series makes its second visit of the season to Thruxton

Snetterton BTCC: Plato gets 15-second penalty for race-three clashes

Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra driver Jason Plato has been hit with a post-race 15-second time penalty after an ill-tempered final British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton

Jason Plato urges 'grown-up conversation' on BTCC rules after penalty

Jason Plato has called for a re-think of British Touring Car Championship rules after he was penalised for being out of position on the grid at Brands Hatch

Plato: Brands BTCC qualifying result will 'shut some people up'

Jason Plato says he "shut some people up" at Brands Hatch after scoring his first British Touring Car Championship front row start since June 2018

Rob Collard joins Jason Plato at Power Maxed Vauxhall BTCC team

British Touring Car Championship stalwart Rob Collard will switch to the Power Maxed Racing team this season to line up alongside Jason Plato in the squad's Vauxhall Astra machines

Why Jason Plato came close to skipping the 2019 BTCC season

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato, who is switching to the Power Maxed Vauxhall team for 2019, was on the verge of taking a sabbatical from the series

Jason Plato makes Vauxhaull return with Power Maxed for 2019 BTCC

Jason Plato will contest the 2019 British Touring Car Championship with the Power Maxed Racing team in a factory-backed Vauxhall Astra

Jason Plato: Winless 2018 BTCC season has been 'unbelievable'

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato says he is looking forward to "rebooting" over the winter as he faces his first winless BTCC season

Croft BTCC: Sutton ends pole drought, leads Plato in Subaru one-two

Ashley Sutton secured his first pole position in 12 months by topping qualifying for the Croft British Touring Car Championship round in a BMR Subaru one-two ahead of Jason Plato

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

Why Honda should have signed Plato Plus

Why Honda should have signed Plato

Honda is searching for a top-line replacement for Gordon Shedden on the eve of the 2018 BTCC season. It could have done a lot worse than snapping up Matt Neal's old rival Jason Plato to land results and steal the headlines

Jason Plato: Ash Sutton's BTCC title vindicates BMR Subaru project

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato says team-mate Ash Sutton's 2017 title success vindicates Team BMR's factory-backed Subaru programme

Jason Plato believes BTCC Subaru 'gremlin' has now been found

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato believes he and his Team BMR outfit have found the "gremlin" that had previously hampered his 2017 campaign

Knockhill BTCC: Jason Plato beats fellow Subaru driver Ash Sutton

Jason Plato claimed his first British Touring Car Championship victory of 2017 at Knockhill after he and team-mate Ash Sutton attempted to tactically trade the lead on the final lap

Knockhill BTCC: Plato claims 50th career pole, first of 2017 season

Jason Plato secured his 50th British Touring Car Championship qualifying pole and his first for a year with the fastest time in a frenetic end to Saturday's session at Knockhill

Jason Plato boosted by test in BTCC team-mate Ash Sutton's Subaru

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato says that a back-to-back test in BMR team-mate Ash Sutton's Subaru Levorg has boosted him for the second half of the 2017 season

Plato will help BMR Subaru team-mate Sutton's 2017 BTCC title bid

Jason Plato says that he will do everything he can to help BMR Subaru team-mate Ash Sutton to win the 2017 British Touring Car Championship title

Plato to swap cars with Subaru BTCC team-mate Sutton in test

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato will swap cars with team-mate Ash Sutton in a test next week, in an attempt to get to the root of early-season problems

Can the BTCC fill a Plato/Neal void? Plus

Can the BTCC fill a Plato/Neal void?

BTCC legends Jason Plato and Matt Neal hit new personal milestones this season. But what happens when the numbers stop increasing? The series needs to work out how to keep the interest up when its two biggest stars bow out

BTCC boss Alan Gow blasts Jason Plato's 'latest round of moaning'

British Touring Car Championship director Alan Gow has been left "astounded" and described as "borderline offensive" what he sees as the latest "moaning" from Jason Plato

BTCC Knockhill: Jason plato takes victory in his 500th race

Jason Plato took his first British Touring Car Championship victory of the season in his Team BMR Subaru in the opening race at Knockhill during his 500th race in the category

BTCC Knockhill: Jason Plato on pole for his 500th BTCC race

Jason Plato has taken pole position for his 500th race in the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill in Scotland after a last-gasp effort during qualifying

Croft BTCC: Collard wins after Plato and Turkington Subarus collide

Rob Collard won the second British Touring Car Championship race at Croft after Subaru team-mates Jason Plato and Colin Turkington clashed while dicing for the lead

Croft BTCC: Colin Turkington leads Jason Plato in Subaru one-two

Colin Turkington clinched his second win of the British Touring Car Championship season with a controlled drive to head a Subaru one-two in the Croft opener

BMR admits Smith snubbed BTCC team orders to help Plato, Turkington

British Touring Car Championship outfit Team BMR has confirmed driver Aron Smith did deliberately ignore team orders to assist Jason Plato and Colin Turkington during the Brands Hatch title decider

Jason Plato lambasts BMR team-mate Aron Smith after BTCC title loss

Jason Plato has slammed Team BMR team-mate Aron Smith for not helping his bid for a third British Touring Car Championship title in last weekend's Brands Hatch finale

Brands Hatch BTCC: Gordon Shedden champion despite Jason Plato win

Gordon Shedden produced a stellar drive through the field to secure the 2015 British Touring Car Championship, despite Jason Plato winning the season finale

Brands BTCC: Mat Jackson wins, Jason Plato gains on Gordon Shedden

British Touring Car Championship leader Gordon Shedden's points advantage was slashed to 12 points as he failed to score in the second race at Brands Hatch, won by Mat Jackson

Brands Hatch BTCC: Morgan leads title contender Plato in practice

Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class driver Adam Morgan topped the opening free practice session for this weekend's British Touring Car Championship finale at Brands Hatch

Silverstone BTCC: Mat Jackson wins, Jason Plato goes off

Mat Jackson won a largely processional opening British Touring Car Championship race at Silverstone, as title challenger Jason Plato failed to score

BTCC Rockingham: Jason Plato denies Tom Ingram maiden win

Jason Plato denied Tom Ingram a maiden British Touring Car Championship victory after a thrilling dice in the final race at Rockingham

Knockhill BTCC: Jason Plato plans pitlane start after poor result

British Touring Car Championship points leader Jason Plato may start the opening race at Knockhill from the pitlane after suffering the worst qualifying result of his career

BTCC star Jason Plato wants to race at Le Mans in the future

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato is keen on contesting the Le Mans 24 Hours in the future

Why Plato sticks with the BTCC Plus

Why Plato sticks with the BTCC

His early noughties absence has become little more than a short sabbatical. But why has Jason Plato been unable to sever his ties with the British Touring Car Championship? SCOTT MITCHELL found out

Analysis: Jason Plato's Oulton Park BTCC masterclass

Jason Plato notched up two 2015 British Touring Car Championship firsts last weekend at an Oulton Park circuit he is used to thriving at.

Oulton Park BTCC: Jason Plato pips Gordon Shedden to second win

Jason Plato became the first British Touring Car Championship driver to win twice in one day this season as he just beat Gordon Shedden in race two at Oulton Park

Oulton Park BTCC: Jason Plato wins red-flagged first race

Jason Plato claimed his third win of the season with victory in a red-flagged opening British Touring Car Championship race at Oulton Park

Oulton Park BTCC: Jason Plato tops three-way fight for pole

Jason Plato defeated Matt Neal and Andy Priaulx in a close three-way fight to grab pole for the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Oulton Park

Oulton Park BTCC: Jason Plato tops both practice sessions

Jason Plato set a searing pace to dominate free practice for the British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park.

Thruxton BTCC: Jason Plato beats Rob Collard for 90th race win

Jason Plato resisted race-long pressure from Rob Collard to notch his 90th victory in the British Touring Car Championship in the second race at Thruxton

Donington Park BTCC: Jason Plato takes his first win in BMR's VW

Jason Plato won the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Donington Park to earn his first victory for Team BMR

Donington Park BTCC: Jason Plato dominates in Team BMR Volkswagen

Jason Plato dominated free practice at Donington Park ahead of qualifying for the second round of the 2015 British Touring Car Championship

Donington Park BTCC test: Plato leads Turkington in BMR one-two

Jason Plato led new British Touring Car Championship team-mate Colin Turkington as the Team BMR Volkswagens topped the series' official pre-season test at Donington Park

Jason Plato expects BTCC title challenge with BMR in 2015

Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato says Team BMR can challenge for the 2015 title, even though he admits its Volkswagen CC is not yet a proven race winner

Colin Turkington and Jason Plato to race BMR Volkswagens in BTCC

British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington and record race winner Jason Plato will race as team-mates in Team BMR Volkswagens in 2015

Andrew Jordan replaces Jason Plato in works MG for 2015 BTCC

Andrew Jordan has joined the Triple Eight-run MG team for the 2015 British Touring Car Championship season

MG renews BTCC deal, but Jason Plato unlikely to stay with team

MG has renewed its British Touring Car Championship deal for 2015, but last year's runner-up Jason Plato is unlikely to stay on