Jason Plato Confident Of Being On BTCC Grid In 2015

Jason Plato remains confident that he will retain a place on the grid for the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, insisting that he is in talks with several squads for the coming season.

Last year’s runner-up commented on the main stage at the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC on Thursday that he has a number of options potentially available to him for the coming campaign, having departed the Triple Eight Engineering MG squad after three successful years with the team.

Commenting on his current situation, Plato feels confident of retaining a place on the BTCC grid in 2015, saying: “I think I am actually. But I think the expression is, until the money is in the bank then we won’t talk about it.

“We’ve got a couple of very interesting programmes and I’d imagine that in the next three or four weeks we’ll choose the direction that we want to go in.”

The double champion picked up 20 wins for the Triple Eight MG squad between 2012-14, narrowly missing out on the title on two of those three occasions.

“I look back on those three years and i can be satisfied”, he added. “We fell short in [2013] where we should have won the championship; we made – and i include myself in this – a few mistakes and we should have won it that year.

“Finding the motivation is easy to do something you love to do. I’m fortunate and lucky”, said Plato when questioned on his motivation in the BTCC.

“Most drivers have this problem every year, which is putting together a new deal. I love it though; the pressure of trying to piece together all of the commercial and marketing. Where i get my pleasure from most of all however is racing. When the helmet goes on and the door shuts, it’s almost like you are at peace with yourself.”