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Q&A – Jason Plato

Absolutely. There are meetings on Tuesday to try and make it happen. I'm in a good position as we've done a great job for our sponsors and their business models are going well so there is no reason why we can't do at least what we have done this year – but with preparation. But there is a whole bigger picture going on now that Vauxhall are out.

There isn't the Vauxhall/Chevrolet conflict anymore with them pulling out – although Vauxhall has been sold now anyway – so there is a great opportunity to bring Chevrolet in as a manufacturer or to get proper manufacturer support with the Cruze. But there are other things going on as well.

In many ways, this has been a good year after a number of years as a works driver because I have worked harder to bring commercial partners in. In the past it couldn't have happened, as the space on the car wasn't mine to sell, whereas here it is. We have got some great sponsors and have been talking to people who want to be involved so we are in a good position moving forwards – certainly to remain here, which is the number one option at the moment.

However, if Volvo do come to the BTCC, then I have first option on the number one seat there, so there is a lot going on. To come off the last race of the year with three wins, I couldn't have done more to put myself in a plum seat for next year.

by Matt Salisbury



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