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Second win gives Plato title

Jason Plato becomes the 2010 BTCC champion with victory in the second race at Brands Hatch
Jason Plato has clinched his second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title after securing the honours in race two at Brands Hatch.

Plato's success marked the 60th time he has taken to the top step of the podium, which see's him match the record of race victories held by Andy Rouse.

Plato led the race from start-to-finish and while the battle at the front lacked drama, there was no concern over the matter for the Chevrolet driver as he added to his 2001 title.

Behind Plato, Matt Neal did his best to keep the title race alive but was unable to match the pace of Plato ahead and had to settle for second, with Rob Collard running in third for the duration.

Collard had been putting Neal under pressure for second before running wide at Paddock Hill Bend and dropping back from the Honda ahead while Paul O'Neill took fourth for sunshine.co.uk.

Tom Chilton was fifth ahead of a battling Steven Kane, who stormed up the order to set up a final race decider for the Independents' crown between the pair and Chilton's team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole. The trio go into the final race split by just six points.

Andy Jordan was seventh ahead of Mat Jackson, with the top ten completed by James Nash and Andy Neate.

Going into the second race, three drivers had been in contention for the title but a driveshaft issue on the green flag lap forced Gordon Shedden to dive into the pits. While he was able to rejoin the race, the fact he was five laps down meant his title hopes were at an end.



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Kowalski +

October 10, 2010 6:15 PM
Last Edited 1284 days ago

Guzzi"Hero", you are out of your tiny mind. I've said it before, I'll say it again, he hasn't dished out anything he didn't take first. It has been my pleasure to follow Plato, & this title was more than deserved.



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