Jason Plato heads to the Brands Hatch finale with optimism, and a prayer for no rain, with the Triple Eight driver stating that the MG6 is now the class of the field.
Coming away from Silverstone where if it hadn’t been for an electrical problem in race two he could have in all probability have had a hat-trick of victories, a feat that was last achieved at Brands Hatch in 2009 by Plato himself, then in the Chevrolet Lacetti – Plato was happy with how the weekend had gone, winning race one from pole and the third race from 20th on the grid, passing 19 cars in 12 laps.
“It was a really, really good weekend. Though what could have been, should have been, we should be going away from here leading the championship, but that’s motor racing, sometimes things go wrong,” said Plato to TouringCarTimes.
“The main thing to take away from this weekend, which we displayed at Rockingham in the dry in qualifying and in race one, is that we’ve got that car working in the dry now. We haven’t quite got it sussed in the wet, but in the dry that is the best touring car in existence.”
Plato now heads to Brands Hatch confident with the performance of the car which only began development in February, and will be targeting taking his third BTCC title at the track where he won two races last year, and with what could be Triple Eight’s first drivers’ title since 2008.
“The main thing is we want it to be dry for Brands Hatch, otherwise it’s going to be hard, but if it’s dry it should really suit our car, the fight’s on.”
“It’s a great driver’s track, it’s a great circuit for the chassis, we’ve heard all year long the Honda propaganda that they have the best car, they haven’t now, (mine’s) the best car on the grid.”