Jason Plato: Un-cut

Jason Plato: Un-cut

Left without a drive for 2009 following SEAT's departure from the British Touring Car Championship, Jason Plato put together a deal to race an RML-run Chevrolet Lacetti at Brands Hatch with just three days to spare. He told Jamie O'Leary all about it

The opening round of the British Touring Car Championship was all about Jason Plato. Left without of a drive following SEAT's shock pull-out at the end of 2008, and then taking until three days before the start of the season to find a drive left the former champion up against it as he arrived in Kent.

You'd never have guessed it though. Good fortune had him drawn on pole for the reverse grid third race, and superb car control – which saved his RML Chevrolet Lacetti from certain disaster after a major punt from Jonathan Adam – eventually handed him victory. It was all he deserved.

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