Double British Touring Car champion Jason Plato says the Team BMR top-three Snetterton domination isn't that surprising given the raft of the changes the squad has implemented for the 2015 season.

Plato qualified his Volkswagen CC into third position for the first of tomorrow's three races behind team mates Colin Turkington and Aron Smith, who both locked out the front row.

The 92-time race winner was the heaviest of the top running VW's but still came within 0.071's of claiming pole position ahead of Turkington and Smith.

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"I'm a little frustrated that I didn't quite nail the lap and if I had of done I would have nailed pole," said Plato. "If you then look at the cold hard scientific facts, 66 kilos is three-quarters-of-a-second. Correct the weight and I'm on pole by three-tenths.

"Whilst that doesn't mean anything, it does because you can't overcome the laws of physics. That lump of lead costs time. To be in with a shout of pole and, I should have had it, I'm chuffed. Third makes no odds."

Describing the vast rise of Team BMR, Plato - as he has all season - cited the significance of 'getting the right people on board' as the driving factor in enabling the teams success - led by owner driver Warren Scott.

"It is amazing but at the same time it's not. It's not rocket science this game," the Volkswagen driver continued.

"If you put the right people in the cars, who can drive the development, get the right design engineers into place, the right management team to keep a lid on the pressure and getting the right mechanics - who all work well together - coupled with a good financial base and it's a piece of cake.

"It's not black magic, it's very simple. The problem is it's very difficult to get those ingredients in the cake and Warren, [Scott] really impressively, has managed to do it.

"For me, that was one of the main attractions in coming here when everyone was questioning a 'bonkers' move."