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Plato confirms BTCC return with factory-backed Chevrolet

Monday, March 22 2010

Fans' favourite Jason Plato has revealed he will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2010 in an RML-run Chevrolet, as the American marque confirms it will enter an official manufacturer team in the series for the first time.

2001 BTCC champion Plato will be partnered by championship debutant Alex Macdowell - who finished second in last years Clio Cup - in the new 'Silverline Chevrolet' squad. Both drivers will race the Chevrolet Cruze.

"I always had confidence that teaming up with RML again last year would mean wins," Plato told btcc.net. "The Chevrolet Lacetti of 2009 was a formidable piece of kit. Now in 2010 we have manufacturer support from Chevrolet, continued support from Silverline and a very exciting new car in the Cruze. We are very motivated to make this our year, the opposition better be ready!"

Alex Macdowell added: "To compete in the BTCC has been my goal for some time and it's a great feeling to not only be entering the series this year but to be doing so with such a competitive and experienced team as RML. I'm really excited for the season ahead - the Cruze has proven its pace and reliability in the WTCC and from our initial test last week there's no doubting that it will translate well in the BTCC."

Snetterton will host the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on 7/8 August. Tickets are now on sale from £24 for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or click on the link below.