Jason Plato goes back in time

Jason Plato goes back in time

Last month we ran an AUTOSPORT story in which BTCC king Jason Plato discovered his ancestors. As Marcus Simmons explains, there were plenty of pitfalls along the way but many stories too - from the macabre to the comic.

When AUTOSPORT got together with Jason Plato for a trip into his past – tracing his ancestors for a feature that ran in AUTOSPORT last month – nobody could have predicted that we would uncover a connection that resonates so spectacularly with his brand-new British Touring Car Championship programme with MG.

There was only the smallest of inklings of any Plato connection with Abingdon, the town that would become synonymous with MG production, and which is still home to the marque's Car Club. In fact, as we would discover, the MGCC's headquarters even overlook the cemetery where Jason's great-great-great grandfather Henry Plato has been resting since 1883!

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