We are thrilled to gain the support of two times British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato. Jason, who is a director of the British Racing Drivers' Club is currently competing in BTCC for MG KX Momentum Racing. He won the BTCC championships twice, in 2001 and 2010 and has finished in the top three in the championship nine times. Jason holds the record for the most overall race wins in the BTCC, the most podiums, most pole positions and the fastest laps.
Having started out in Karting in 1980 at the age 12 he moved on to Formula Renault where he was the European Champion Formula Renault. Winning the Renault Spider Championships in 1996 proved to be a life changing victoy, but not without a battle first! Jason was eventually offered a drive by Sir Frank Williams in 1997 in the Works Williams Renault BTCC Team, claiming pole position in his first three races.
Included in the memories Jason shared is the full story behind how he secured that seat, which included a cunning plan to hi-jack Sir Frank
I woke up absolutely full of hell and thought "I'm not having this, I'm going to go and see Frank, what have I got to lose?". So I put on a suit, picked up my empty briefcase (I've really no idea why I took it but I did!) and marched into the offices at Williams at 9AM.
Other notable accolades include six times BRDC Silver Star winner, two times Autosport National Racing Driver of the Year winner and the World's Best Touring Car Driver as voted by the fans of Touring Car times. Jason is a presenter on the motoring series Fifth Gear and he is a columnist for a number of national papers
Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonPlato