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Jason Plato

Jason Plato Jason Plato

Date of Birth: 14 / 10 / 1968

Nationality: British

Lives: Oxford

Family: Married to Sophie. Daughter Alena.

Website: http://www.jasonplato.com/

Additional information: Height: 180cm, Weight: 75kg.

Career Rundown

  • 2014: BTCC - MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save (Works entry). MG6 GT. No.99.
  • 2013: BTCC - MG KX Momentum Racing (Works entry). MG6 GT (NGTC). No.99. Class: NGTC.
  • 2012: BTCC - MG KX Momentum Racing (Works entry). MG6 GT (NGTC). No.99.
  • 2011: BTCC - Silverline Chevrolet (Works entry). Chevrolet Cruze (S2000). No.1.
  • 2010: BTCC - BTCC Champion. Silverline Chevrolet (Works entry). Chevrolet Cruze (S2000). No.2.
  • 2009: BTCC - Pos: 2. Racing Silverline (Independent entry). Chevrolet Lacetti. No.3. 30 races. 270 points. 7 wins. 4 pole positions. 8 fastest laps. 7 independent wins. 283 indy pts. Indy pos: 2.
    Won final three races of the season at Brands Hatch (GP), becoming only second driver ever to achieve this in the BTCC.
  • 2008: BTCC - Pos: 3. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Leon TDi. No.11. 223 points.
    SEAT withdrew from the BTCC at the end of the 2008 season.
  • 2007: BTCC - Pos: 2. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Leon. No.11. 297 points.
  • 2006: BTCC - Pos: 2. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Toledo. No.4. 241 points. 8 wins.
    14 podiums.
  • 2005: BTCC - Pos: 4. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Toledo (S2000). No.10. 208 points. 3 wins.
    11 podiums. 2nd in the FIA European Touring Car Cup at Vallelunga. Fifth Gear Television Presenter. Flew a Sea Harrier jump jet. Autosport National Racing Driver of the Year nominee.
  • 2004: BTCC - Pos: 3. SEAT Sport UK (Works entry). SEAT Toledo (S2000). No.11. 224 points. 7 wins.
    13 podiums and more racing laps led than any other driver. BRDC Silver Star Winner. Fifth Gear (C5) Television Presenter. Speed Sunday (ITV1 - Live) Television Presenter. Racing Rivals television presenter, with Terri Dwyer. 1000kms Bathurst with Holden Racing Team DNF. Autosport National Racing Driver of the Year nominee. BTCC Masters' race, Donington Park (DNF).
  • 2003: Driver mentor, UK Seat Cupra Championship.
  • 2002: 3rd, UK ASCAR series.
  • 2001: BTCC - BTCC Champion. Vauxhall Motorsport (Works entry). Vauxhall Astra Coupe. No.5. 336 points. 9 wins. Class: Touring.
  • 2000: BTCC - Pos: 5. Vauxhall Sport (Works entry). Vauxhall Vectra.
    Stayed in BTCC with a new team and manufacturer, Vauxhall. Jason kicked of his season in fine style by winning the season opener at Brands Hatch, and claimed a new lap record. He had another win at Snetterton and finished 5th in the Championship.
  • 1999: BTCC - Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault (Works entry). Renault Laguna.
    Third season in the BTCC with Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault, being promoted to Number 1 Driver. A promising year that saw Jasons title challenge disappear mid season with 3 untimely engine failures. Finishing 5th Overall with 1 win. Renault pulls out of the BTCC and Williams Touring Car Engineering closes it doors. A rather sad end at Silverstone.
  • 1998: BTCC - Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault (Works entry). Renault Laguna.
    Second season in the BTCC with Nescafe Blend 37 Williams Renault. Finished 5th overall with one victory out of a total of seven podium finishes, 1 pole position. Lap record holder at Silverstone and still at Bathurst.
  • 1997: BTCC - Williams Renault Dealer Racing (Works entry). Renault Laguna.
    Debut season in the BTCC with Williams Renault Dealer Racing. Finished third overall, missing out on second by a single point, with two victories out of a total of nine podium finishes, 4 Pole positions and 2 Fastest laps. Lap record holder at Silverstone and Bathurst.
  • 1996: Winner of the Elf Renault Sport Spider UK Cup with 10 victories in the 14 rounds of the series including the European Championship race at the British Grand Prix.
  • 1995: Competed in Formula Renault Sport, taking in the last round of the British and last two rounds of the European Championships.
  • 1994: Test driver for the Janspeed Nissan team in the Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship.
  • 1993: Competed in the British Formula Vauxhall Lotus Championship driving for Martin Donnelly Racing. Finished fifth overall.
  • 1992: Competed in the British Formula Three Championship for Lotus Junior team with the new works Van Diemen chassis, regular top 6 finisher.
  • 1991: Chosen for the works Van Diemen seat in Formula Renault and won eight out of 12 rounds before going on to win the European Championship.
  • 1990: First season in single-seaters with Cuda Motorsport in the British Formula Renault Championship. Changed teams midway through the year to Manor Motorsport driving a Van Diemen chassis. Secured fastest lap and a newlap record in his first race. HAd his first race win in the final round. Finished fifth overall with three lap records and four fastest laps and one win.
  • 1989: Attended Elf Renault Winfield School in August 1989, Magny Cours. Finished second overall and narrow missed out on a fully paid season in French Formula Renault Championship.
  • 1988: Spent this year concentrating on securing sponsorship for his single-seater career.
  • 1987: Competed in the Formula K 135cc European Championship.
  • 1986: Continued in the the British Kart team, Jason completed a year's work experience with the TWR Jaguar Group C World Sportscar and European Touring Car Teams.
  • 1985: Again competed in the Senior National UK Commercial Series and again finished fifth. Also finished fifth overall in the Senior World Grand Prix Championships.
  • 1984: Competed in the Senior National UK Commercial series and finished third overall.
  • 1983: Member British Kart Team.Became Junior World Grand Prix Champion.
  • 1982: Winner of the 1982 British Karting Championships (Junior Britain Class).
  • 1981: Started karting age 12.
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