BTCC veteran Plato returns in bid for century

Jason Plato will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this season, attempting to be the first driver in history to win 100 races.

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Plato, who made his debut in 1997, currently has 96 victories to his name, just four short of his Century. The 50 year old also has two drivers' championship titles to his name, the most recent in 2010.

It will be Plato's third season for Subaru with the Levorg Sport Tourer and in addition to his own personal targets, Plato and team mate Ashley Sutton will be aiming to win the Manufacturers/Constructors and Teams titles for Warren Scott's BMR team.

“I'm really looking forward to 2018," said Plato. "We have some exciting new developments in progress which should see the Levorgs fighting at the sharp end of the grid yet again. April can’t come soon enough.”

Warren Scott, BMR Racing Team Principal commented “I am pleased to retain Jason in the team for another year and am looking forward to supporting him to his 100 wins as well as his fight for the championshipthroughout what promises to be an unforgettable year.”

Paul Tunnicliffe, Managing Director of Subaru UK commented “We’re delighted to keep Jason in the Subaru Levorg for the 2018 season. His experience is invaluable to the team and we’re certain that he can continue to build on his previous successes in the British Touring Car Championship with both Subaru UK and the BMR Team.”