2022 Driver Spotlight: Jason Plato
The two-time champion contested his final season in the championship with Rich Energy BTC Racing.
A move to the independent Honda Civic Type R squad seemed to reignite the tin top legend and by the end of the campaign there was talk of Plato returning in 2023, although as it stands, he bows out as one of the all-time greats in our sport.
A podium at Snetterton proved to be the high point of Plato’s farewell campaign, but the smile was back on the 55-year-old’s face as he showed flashes of brilliance throughout the year.
An incredible 97 race wins – an even more remarkable 235 podiums from 659 races – combined with his well-known personality, ensure that Jason’s legacy will be remembered forever.
Driver Fact File
|Name: Jason Plato||BTCC Wins: 97|
|Team: Rich Energy BTC Racing||BTCC Podiums: 235|
|Car: Honda Civic Type R||BTCC Poles: 50|
|BTCC Debut: Donington Park, 1997||BTCC Fastest Laps: 88|
|BTCC Races: 659||BTCC Points: 5307|