Articles tagged Jason Plato

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Events of the month

BTCC Brands Hatch The crowd at Brands Hatch experienced something unusual during the BTCC finale: it wasn’t raining. Well, not for the first few hours, anyway. Not since 2011 had there been a dry championship decider, which has added to the excitement – or stress, depending on which side of the paddock fence you sit. But the track was dry as the grid lined up for race one, championship leader...

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Historic racing news

Saloon aces on parade Touring car champions to star at historic events | By Paul Lawrence The boom in popularity of the current British Touring Car Championship – and the buzz around the cars that raced in the Super Touring era – shows no sign of abating as BTCC drivers take leading roles at the biggest classic festivals of the summer. Double BTCC champion Jason Plato is one of the first stars...

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Marc Hynes

One of the sport’s forgotten stars is making a comeback, 15 years after winning the British F3 title. By Alex Harmer He was once regarded as a young driver of exceptional promise, part of Britain’s new wave alongside Jenson Button and others. But while Williams swooped to sign Button for its 2000 Formula 1 campaign, Hynes – who had beaten his rival to the 1999 British F3 title – slipped from the...

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Racers, Rivals and fellow Scots

"It hardly seems possible that I've been racing cars for more than 25 years and karts for a few seasons before that. I've met some great people and driven some wonderful machinery along the way, but there have been a few conspicuous duds, too. Overall, though, the positives outweigh everything else..." 1. McLaren MP4-5B The Chassis McNish fine-tuned for Ayrton et al It was a very easy car to...

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Relight the fire

Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late Will Hoy, bless his fireproof socks, won the opening round of a new-look British Touring Car Championship. Saloonatics of all shapes and capacities had been door-handling since 1958; the difference...

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Newsfeed

NASCAR Kasey Kahne took back-to-back wins at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, with victory in the All-Star Challenge and the Coca Cola 600. Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race. Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup Series race of 2008 at Dover. Scott Speed scored his first stock car win at Dover in the Craftsman Truck Series and took pole for the ARCA race at Pocono. GP2 Bruno Senna put the family name back on...

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Richard Burns: keeping the flame alight

Ten years ago the late Richard Burns became England's only World Rally Champion. He's not forgotten, as our very personal road trip showed In many ways, it feels like more than just 10 years have passed since Richard Burns won the 2001 World Rally Championship — the helmet he wore looks impossibly fragile, for instance, while his old overalls appear to offer the fire protection of a kimono. It...

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The king of kingmakers

No one was better than Martin Hines at turning promising young karters into racing royalty. Mr ZIP kart may be gone, but he leaves a lasting legacy… By Rob Widdows Quiz question: what do Lewis Hamilton, Gary Paffett, David Coulthard, Anthony Davidson and Jason Plato all have in common? Answer: their talents were discovered and developed by triple FIA World Superkart Champion and ZIP kart designer...

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Tip-top tin-tops for Revival

Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham will go head-to-head in a pair of Mercedes 300SEs in the St Mary's Trophy race at Goodwood. A star-studded line-up will contest this 20-lap, two-driver race and a number of changes and additions have been made since our Goodwood preview (see page 58) went to press. Arturo Merzario will make his Goodwood debut in the Alfa GTA originally entered for Ivan Capelli,...

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Taking Red Bull by the horns

It is 30 years since Casio entered motor racing - and the firm now finds itself at the sport's cutting edge Many of Motor Sport's readers will remember the 1983 European Formula 2 title fight between Mike Thackwell and Jonathan Palmer. Both were equipped with Ralt-Honda RH6s and their rear wings sported a 'Casio' motif. It was the watch company's first foray into motor sport, and its last until...

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