Plato dis­ap­pointed af­ter his­toric qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion

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JA­SON Plato will start to­day’s open­ing Dun­lop MSA Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship race from 11th po­si­tion af­ter a his­toric qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion at Sil­ver­stone yes­ter­day.

For the first time ever, the whole 32-car field was cov­ered by less than a sec­ond at the end of yes­ter­day’s qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion at the iconic Northants track.

But it was a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for honorary Ge­ordie Plato, who could only man­age to power his Adrian Flux Subaru Rac­ing Levorg to a sixth row start, de­spite set­ting the fastest time in first prac­tice.

Fastest when it mat­tered was Jack Goff, who took his sec­ond ca­reer pole in the Eurotech Honda Civic Type R, with a scorch­ing lap of 58.653secs around the na­tional cir­cuit.

Sec­ond fastest was Speed­works Mo­tor­sport’s Tom In­gram, as Adam Mor­gan claimed third, some 0.049secs be­hind Goff in his Cice­ley Mo­tor­sport Mercedes A-Class.

Mean­while, over in the Renault UK Clio Cup, Scor­ton’s Max Coates fin­ished ninth in last night’s race. With an­other race to­day, the driver will be hop­ing to grab an­other win in his bid to fin­ish third in the cham­pi­onship.

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