Oxford-born Plato is now the series’ record holder for wins and took a pair of championship titles, his first with Vauxhall in 2001 and a second with Chevrolet in 2010. He has also raced in the second most races, only bettered by rival Matt Neal in total entries, and his 26 wins at Brands Hatch is a record for most wins at a single circuit.
Away from the BTCC Plato has raced in V8 Supercars as a guest driver in the early 2000s and raced three times in the World Touring Car Championship in 2005 with Seat.
He has announced that while 2022 will be his final season in the BTCC it will not be the end of Plato’s motorsport career. He will race at Goodwood at the 79th Goodwood Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport this weekend.
He joins the BTC team to drive a Honda Civic alongside Josh Cook and Jade Edwards. The BTC team took six wins in 2021.
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