Jason Plato has won more races than any other driver in the history of the BTCC.
Making his debut for Williams-Renault in 1997, Plato sent shockwaves down the pit-lane by taking pole position at his very first attempt at Donington Park, ultimately finishing third overall in his maiden BTCC season. He remained with the Renault squad until it withdrew from the championship at the end of 1999.
After moving to the factory Vauxhall outfit alongside Yvan Muller, Plato secured his first title in 2001 before leaving the series for two years.
Returning in 2004 with new manufacturer SEAT, he continued to notch up victories at an impressive rate but did not convert them into a second championship for his employer – although he did become the first driver to win a BTCC race behind the wheel of a diesel-powered car in 2008.
Driving an RML/Racing Silverline Chevrolet, Plato finally tallied his second BTCC title in 2010 before signing for the Triple Eight-run MG squad in 2012. He finished third in the championship in 2012 and 2013 and then helped MG to win the coveted Manufacturers’ title in 2014 as he placed runner-up in the Drivers’ classification.
For 2015, Jason joined the fledgling and ambitious Team BMR, piloting a Volkswagen CC to second overall once again. In 2016, Plato stays with BMR but will switch to a factory-backed Subaru Levorg GT as he bids to add a third title to his already impressive collection.
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Date of Birth: 14 October 1967
Lives: Oxford, England
Team: Subaru Team BMR
Car: Levorg GT
BTCC Debut: Donington Park, 31 March 1997BTCC Races: 511
2010 British Touring Car Championship
2001 British Touring Car Championship
1996 Renault Spider Cup Championship
1991 Formula Renault Euroseries