BTCC » Plato: BTCC driving standards must improve!

Defending Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato speaks out against driving standards in the series in 2011 to-date - lambasting them as 'appalling' and on occasion 'unacceptable'

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Alex - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 1:37 PM

funny how HE of all drivers complains about driving standards

JASON what about when your sidekick Alex pushed Matt Neal out of the way at Brands Hatch ?????????

Hypocracy is omni present

swb6699 - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 3:44 PM

2 Points:

1) trebor901 - What a load of tosh!

2) The stewards are the ones to blame as they have let the drivers get away with these standards for too long, not just in BTCC but in all forms from Formula 0ne down.

The most important thing about the antics of these top tin tops drivers is that the next generation are watching and learning and will think this sort of behaviour is acceptable.Punishments should be far more severe and what affects the drivers most?, a 3 race ban would give both them and thier teams food for thought. Hearing Plato complain though is laughable as he used to be one of the very worst offenders!!

donny boy - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 8:11 PM

i am not the biggest plato fan in the world to be onest i carnt stand him. however if u look at the races when his back is against the wall he is a bloody god driver its just a shame that his dirty tactic come out far too often. oh well at least some comedy plato talking about driving standards


May 15, 2011 9:23 PM
Last Edited 1727 days ago

They have made the NGTC rules so that the cars are cheaper to build and run. Which means you will attract drivers & teams with less money and often less experience and talent. I could easily list 10 drivers who shouldn't be racing BTCC this year. It's the same with all "cost cutting" series, cut costs, cut quality. It's still better than 2011 WTCC though.

minimiss - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 11:43 PM

Couldn't quite believe what I was reading! Jason isn't averse to punting drivers out of his way either. He has cleaned up his act recently but I remember all too clearly his moves on Yvan Muller, Colin Turkington and any other driver who he felt was in his way. No Jason it's not club racing - I attend all the club racing at Knockhill and the drivers there tend to avoid shunts as repairs come out of their own pockets. His comment was an insult to club racers everywhere.

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