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Plato to race for Team GB at ROC

8 November 2010


Team GB will head to the 2010 Race of Champions in Düsseldorf with a pair of tin-top experts after Jason Plato signed up to race alongside Andy Priaulx.

Plato won this year's British Touring Car Championship for Chevrolet, his first title in the series since 2001. He is also well-known to UK television viewers as one of the presenters of Fifth Gear – and now he will be making a return to The Race of Champions after his debut appearance at Wembley in 2008.

"It's been a great year for me on the track and it meant so much to clinch the BTCC title again after a gap of nine years," Plato said.

"Now my next step is to head to Düsseldorf to slug it out with this amazing field of legends. Everyone says it's just for fun but in the ROC Nations Cup Andy and I will do our best to battle not just for the pride of Britain but the pride of tin-tops."

Plato joins an impressive driver roll call that already includes multiple F1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost, seven-time world rally king Sébastien Loeb, five-time world 500cc motorcycling champion Mick Doohan, eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner Tom Kristensen, X-Games legend Travis Pastrana and 2010 F1 title contender Sebastian Vettel.

Race of Champions co-founder and IMP President, Fredrik Johnsson is delighted to have secured yet another big name for the event: “Jason entertained the crowds at Wembley and after a classic season like his 2010, no doubt he'll be up for more later this month,” he added.

“We really look forward to seeing him and Andy taking on the rest of the world in Germany.”


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