Plato to run in WTCC

Jason Plato is set to compete in as many as five rounds of the World Touring Car Championship around his British series commitment, it was revealed in this week's Autosport magazine.

Plato to run in WTCC

The 2001 champion, who will be competing in the British Touring Car Championship this year for SEAT, advised that he is close to finalising the deal, noting "my main focus this year is the BTCC, but being in the car more often is clearly going to be an advantage to me as a driver, and also to both teams in terms of development."

"This is also an opportunity for me to race against the best touring car drivers in the world. The opposition in the BTCC is very credible, but it would be good to go up against some of the big names in the WTCC."

SEAT Motorsport boss Jamie Puig confirmed the plans, noting "we are looking at ways of using what we already have: we have a good driver in Jason and there is a test car available, so now it's up to us to make it happen."

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