Plato sticks with Subaru for BTCC

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Double champion Jason Plato will return to the British Touring Car Championship, after concluding a deal to remain alongside reigning title holder Ash Sutton.

Plato, 50, finished 12th in the standings after one win last season, but says that work done by the team over the winter should give him a shot a regular wins in 2018.

Plato said: “We have looked hard at what was going on last season. It was a tough year for me – probably my worst. I am a competitive guy, and I was simply not competitive last year through no fault of my own.

“We have some exciting new developments in progress which should see the Subaru Levorgs fighting at the sharp end of the grid yet again. April can’t come soon enough.”

Warren Scott, BMR Racing team principal said: “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 championship throughout what promises to be an unforgettable year.”

Plato is hoping for an upturn in form. Pic: Jakob Ebrey

While there has been no official announcement, Team BMR is expected to run three cars in the British Touring Car Championship this season.

Plato is the 23rd driver signed up to contest the BTCC this season. All 32 entrants licences have been assigned.

2018 BTCC line-up so far

Team BMR Subaru Levorg: Ash Sutton, Jason Plato
WSR BMW: Colin Turkington, Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan
Team Dynamics Honda Civic: Matt Neal
Eurotech Racing Honda Civic: Jack Goff, Matt Simpson
Motorbase Performance Ford Focus: Tom Chilton, Mat Jackson
HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta: Rob Austin
BTC Norlin Honda Civic: Chris Smiley
Team Hard Volkswagen CC: Jake Hill, Mike Bushell, Michael Caine, Bobby Thompson
AmD Tuning Audi S3: Ollie Jackson, Sam Smelt
Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra: Josh Cook, Senna Proctor
Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis: Tom Ingram
Ciceley Racing: Adam Morgan, Tom Oliphant

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