Fresh from securing third place in the BTCC standings at Donington Park, Jason Plato proved his crowd-pleasing versatility at Brands Hatch at the weekend when he swapped his SEAT touring car for Volkswagen's Caddy racing van, in the VW Racing Cup.

Plato came away impressed by the performance of the TDI-powered machine, which he drove to its best-yet finish, 10th, in the first of the day's races.

"It's been tremendous fun," he said. "It's a long way from a touring car but it has amazing torque and handles brilliantly."

However Plato was unable to take part in the second race of the day as he had to catch a flight to Australia, where he will compete in the V8 Supercar race at Bathurst this weekend.