Jason Plato says he is hopeful of another win for the MG KX Momentum Racing team in the third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend at Thruxton.
Plato took a victory on his first weekend with the new MG6 at Brands Hatch
and picked up more solid points last time out at Donington
to ensure he will head to the Thruxton
as the championship leader.
With Triple Eight, the team behind the MG programme, having enjoyed plenty of success at the Hampshire circuit in the past, hopes are high of a strong weekend with the new car and Plato said he couldn't wait to get out on track.
“I just love Thruxton,” he said. “Of all the UK circuits we visit on the calendar, this is the one that gets your heart racing the most. It is a huge challenge for the drivers and engineers and interestingly the last time I had a perfect set-up for this circuit was in 2001, in a Triple Eight engineered car.
“Ian [Harrison] and his team always produce an amazing chassis for Thruxton. It's time to win some races!”
Team-mate Andy Neate meanwhile will hope for more luck that he had at Donington, where a mechanical issue in qualifying left him at the back of the grid for race day before he found himself in the midst of the action on race day and could only manage a best finish of twelfth.
“Donington was a tough weekend for me,” he said, “so I'm delighted to back behind the wheel so soon to put that weekend behind me. Thruxton
is a great circuit to be heading to next as well, which will hopefully suit the MG6. Overall I'm looking for a strong and consistent weekend.“