Plato confirmed for 2021 return at PMR

Jason Plato has been confirmed to drive Power Maxed Racing’s Vauxhall Astra in the 2021 British Touring Car Championship.

The two-time BTCC champion concluded his last race in 2019 with his 99th victory and will be looking to pursue his 100th race victory in 2021 in his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra.

Plato missed the 2020 BTCC season due to Power Maxed Racing making the decision to not contest the campaign.

“Obviously, 2020 was less than ideal for many of us, but it gave me a lot of time to put things into perspective, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a lot more time with my family, but I’m itching to get back in a race car.”

The development of the car has been ongoing throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and The 53-year-old is hopeful for good results and a positive and competitive 2021 title push.

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Plato has been asked recently about his experience throughout 2020, and how being away from racing shaped his year.

“It’s been the longest I have ever gone without racing, and it made me appreciate just how much I love it, and I have really missed my team.”

“I’m excited about the future with Power Maxed Car Care Racing; winning the final race of 2019 lit a fire underneath me, so I am even more ready to get back out there and win my 100th race.”

Power Maxed Racing entered a single car into a handful of rounds in 2020 facilitating young talent coming up through the ranks such as GT4 winner and Clio cup competitor, Jade Edwards.

The team has had the entire of 2020 to develop this 2021 car, Plato will be looking to be fighting towards the front of the grid for another season showing he still has what it takes to be competitive in the BTCC.

The opening round at Thruxton will be a key weekend for the team and Plato to get settled back into the rhythm of the BTCC.