Two time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has admitted his frustration in not gaining more out of the Rockingham weekend, despite securing a solitary podium finish in race three.

The 96-time race winner took his fourth podium of the year with a third place result in race three, whilst his Subaru team mate's James Cole and Ashley Sutton won the opening two races for the BMR outfit.

Indeed, Plato felt his Subaru Levorg had the capability of winning races around the Northamptonshire circuit but the 49-year old was forced to play catch-up for much of the race day after finding himself boxed out at the start in race one.

Plato dropped back to 17th on the opening lap in race one but surged back up the order to finish the opening encounter in 10th.

Whilst Plato recovered to finish fourth in race two, the damage had already been done as the series veteran lost valuable time, in comparison to the front-runners, as he clawed his back up the order.

"It’s nice to salvage something from the weekend but on a personal level I’m p****d off because we should have been winning races. We had real pace but the balls didn’t go in our favour," Plato told

"I got boxed out in race one. I’ve had really mega pace all day but I’ve been back trying to overtake cars, with no power. So I am p****d off. I come here to win.

"I’m really happy from a team perspective. It’s brilliant for James [Cole], first pole and first win. Mega for Ash [Sutton] to get a win and a podium."



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