JASON Plato believes his car is getting better and better after a mixed weekend at Knockhill.
The biggest crowd at the venue in 15 years witnessed three drivers picking up their first wins of the season in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
And while Oxford’s Plato, the MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save driver, had to settle for a second, fifth and tenth-place finish, he was in upbeat mood.
Plato is third in the overall standings, 16 points behind Gordon Shedden and 39 off leader Colin Turkington.
“We made some pretty big changes to the car between the races today and it improved,” he said.
“It was apparent that the soft tyre was better, so it would’ve been interesting to see how we’d have done against Mat Jackson on the same tyres.
“I’m more confident with the car now and we’re not a million miles off.”
Plato came fifth in the opening race, Matt Neal taking victory, before an improved performance brought a second-place finish in the next behind Jackson.
The third race went to Rob Collard, with Plato involved in a couple of incidents down the field, one of which, involving Rob Austin, will be reviewed at Rockingham in two weeks’ time.
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704.
Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Latest Sport news
- TWICKENHAM: Oxfordshire head coach Craig Burrows eyeing glory after heartbreak as a player
- TWICKENHAM: A busy week on and off the pitch for finalists Oxfordshire
- Oxford United young gun Malachi Napa has career immortalised in a comic strip by West Ham
- CRICKET: Ian Caunce stars for Oxfordshire veterans
- TWICKENHAM: Captain Allan Purchase honoured to lead Oxfordshire in County Championship Plate final
- MOTORSPORT: Dominic Paul in dominant form for SPY
- TWICKENHAM: Oxfordshire's history at the home of English rugby
- ANGLING: Kevin Jeacock takes victory
- TWICKENHAM: Matt Goode to play through the pain as Oxfordshire eye historic victory
- BOXING: Joe Gaul and Keenan Dallimore taste success