Jason Plato remains with Subaru and BMR for 2018

Jason Plato remains with Subaru and BMR for 2018

Jason Plato
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Jason Plato will continue to race a Subaru Levorg in the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season, after extending his contract for another season with the Buntingford-based outfit.

Plato first signed for Warren Scott’s BMW outfit for the 2015 season, when he campaigned a Volkswagen CC for the season.

In 2016 the team moved on to the rear-wheel drive Subaru Levorg GT estate car, and since that time Plato has added a further two race wins and two pole positions to his dominant tally in the BTCC.

Plato will be partnered by reigning champion Ash Sutton once again, and the duo will be aiming to bring home both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles for Subaru.

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

Team BMR Team Principal Warren Scott hopes his team can help Plato claim at least another four race wins to take him to a century of victories.

“I am pleased to retain Jason in the team for another year,” added the former BTCC racer. “I’m 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.”

There had been uncertainty during the off-season as to whether Plato would continue in the BTCC with BMR, but Subaru UK Managing Director Paul Tunnicliffe is pleased to see the 50-year-old remain with the marque.

“We’re delighted to keep Jason in the Subaru Levorg for the 2018 season,” he added. “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.”