Plato disappointed after historic qualifying session
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.