Newly-crowned 2010 British Touring Car Champion, Jason Plato, will once again be fighting with the best for one more prestigious motor-racing award this year as he joins forces with fellow touring car racer, Andy Priaulx, to represent Team GB at the highly acclaimed Race of Champions Nations Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 27th & 28th November.
Plato joins a driver roll call that already includes multiple F1 world champions Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost, seven-time world rally king Sébastien Loeb, five-time world 500cc motorcycling champion Mick Doohan, eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner Tom Kristensen, X-Games legend Travis Pastrana and 2010 F1 title contender Sebastian Vettel.
Plato said “It’s been a great year for me on the track and it meant so much to clinch the BTCC title again after a gap of nine years. Now my next step is to head to Dusseldorf to slug it out with this amazing field of legends. Everyone says it’s just for fun but in the ROC Nations Cup, Andy and I will do our best to battle not just for the pride of Britain, but the pride of tin-tops.”
The Race of Champions has been staged every year since 1988, founded by IMP President Fredrik Johnsson and Michèle Mouton, the world’s most successful female rally driver. The end-of-season competition brings together the world’s greatest drivers from motor sport’s most prestigious disciplines and pits them head-to-head in identical machinery. This year’s event will take place on a specially constructed tarmac circuit with two parallel lanes winding their way round Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena.
Motors TV will be airing live coverage of all the action from the Nations Cup at 18:00 on Saturday 27th and the Race of Champions from midday on Sunday 28th. Replays of all the weekend’s events will also be shown on Sunday.