Plato Rues Qualifying Mistakes

Jason Plato will start the first race of the day of round six of the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton from the front row of the grid but rues mistakes which cost him a shot at his third pole of the season.

Plato, who took pole at the 2.99mile Snetterton circuit last time out, dominated the session in his NGTC MG KX Momentum Racing MG6, but it was Frank Wrathall who sprung the surprise on the two-time champion, beating him to pole-position by a mere 0.015 seconds.

“I made small mistakes on both quick laps which meant I lost time on the straights a bit, so if I had pieced a lap together, it could be pole; but it wasn’t to be,” reflected Plato following the session.

“We are at the sharp end though, our immediate competition is behind us so it’s a good opportunity tomorrow to score some big points and close the gap!”

Plato goes into the second half of the season with a 29 point deficit to championship leader, Matt Neal.

Photo Credit: Jon Hobley

James Mappin

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