BTCC goes to the wire after Plato takes two wins at Brands Hatch

David Hobbs


"My Chevrolet Cruze is wicked today!"

Reigning champion Jason Plato left Brands Hatch a happy man after winning two of the three British Touring Car Championship races on Sunday to leave the championship wide open with just one meeting remaining.

Having arrived at the Kent circuit 24 points behind joint leaders Gordon Shedden and arch-rival Matt Neal, the Silverline Chevrolet driver quickly made his intentions clear when he took pole position in the heat of Saturday, something he knew was necessary if he was to stand a chance of winning ahead of his turbo-charged rivals.

"Hopefully it will be as hot again tomorrow which could sap the turbo cars like the Hondas of a bit of power," he said. "Catching them is a big ask but this is the best way to go about it."