Timothy Jason Plato was born on October 14, 1967. He is a British racing driver, best known as a two-time British Touring Car champion and a presenter on “Fifth Gear.” Plato is an adept racer worth celebrating on his birthday today!
Timothy Jason Plato is a British race driver. He’s a Libra, born on October 14, 1967, in Oxford, Oxfordshire in England. Plato is of English descent and attended Chillingham Road Primary School. He received a high school education from King’s School, Tynemouth.
Plato started with kart racing. He earned success in the sport and achieved a British Championship win in 1989. Plato then went into Formula Three racing and Formula Renault. He won the dominant title in the Renault Spider championship. Plato also took fifth place in Vauxhall in 2000 and won the championship in 2001. In 2006, he continued in the British Touring Car Championship as SEAT’s lead driver. In 2010, Plato claimed the 2010 M.S.A. Dunlop British Touring Car Championship. This was his 60th win. Plato then raced for the Triple Eight Race Engineering, a United Kingdom team, in 2012 and 2013. He came third in their M.G. K.X. Momentum Racing MG6 in both years. In the 2015 BTCC season, Plato took home six wins, missing out on the title by four points. By February 2019, it was announced that Plato would switch to Power Maxed Racing. After finishing seventh in that year’s championship, he chose not to compete in 2020. Plato is set to join the 2022 BTCC championship as a BTC racer.
Aside from racing, Plato is a co-presenter on the British T.V. Series “Fifth Gear.” He is also an author and released his first autobiography, “How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver,” in September 2019. Plato keeps his personal life private. He married Sophie Plato in 2006, and they have two kids together.
Plato wins the British Championship in the Junior T.K.M. Class.
Plato wins the Vauxhall Championship.
Plato wins the British Touring Car Championship.
Plato joins the BTC Racing team for the BTCC season.
Why We Love Jason Plato
He’s an adept athlete
Plato is an exceptional race driver. Watching him on the track is exhilarating.
He’s a good father
Plato is a great father to his kids. He adores them and supports their every move.
He’s achived much in his career
Plato has worked hard for all his wins and titles. He’s still at it decades later.
5 Surprising Facts
His car caught fire
In 2007, Plato was driving a Caparo T1 supercar when it caught fire at 160 m.p.h.
He’s a qualified pilot
Plato is a qualified pilot and owned a Piper Malibu Mirage.
He has 97 wins
Plato has 97 BTCC wins.
He got his title back
At 52, Plato won back his title as the British racer with the most titles to his name from Lewis Hamilton.
He’s been presenting for decades
Plato is two years away from two decades as a “Fifth Gear” presenter.
Jason Plato FAQs
How many B.T.C.C. races has Plato competed in?
He has competed in over 600 BTCC races.
Are Lewis Plato and Jason Plato related?
Although both are drivers and have the same surname, they are not related at all. What a coincidence!
What car does Jason Plato drive?
Plato will be competing in a Honda Civic Type R in the 2022 BTCC.
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