Gutted! Shocked when I read the news tonight. Plato's interview on Crash.net says he was only told at 11am meeting today so obviously the withdrawel wasn't something on SEAT's mind, with all the talk of next year after more bad luck at races this year!
I just hope Jason gets another drive as...
I remember seeing Monza WTCC footage and the TDi's whizzing by. It's a sort of weird sound, not one I will manage to get to like easily.
Mind you I'm all for it in the BTCC, Seat would be standing still keeping the petrol unit IMO!
I think it was Matt Neal that said a BMW bumper is £2000 - which is from when they were considering what cars to go for in 2006.
Actually re Neal moving to Vauxhall I heard it's simply because Dynamics need more money, which freeing up the seat to Chilton has done.
Thanks for a great year of entertainment - you're one of the few drivers who recognises thats what Touring Car's are all about. :)
Loved being at Brands to see your two wins in April - well worth the trip from Scotland, was also at Oulton Park and of course my local Knockhill. My...
I wouldn't want a car that had been driven really hard on the road. I suppose it's down to personal preference, same thing with former police cars, some say they are great, others say they are abused.
Indeed, the instructors know how to handle the cars...!
A month old ?, I sat my ARDS in early May and they'd just arrived a couple of weeks before. (thats what they said). Maybe Knockhill get a good turnover of Leon's from SEAT.
I always wonder where they go after being used at Knockhill. I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole all the different...
Were you rev limited on it ? I did the experience in the Ibiza last August (23rd infact) and it was max 4k rpm.
But I sat my ARDS test this year for my racing licence at Knockhill in the Leon and got to use all the rev range ! think the most i got was 120mph, but i still felt so in control...
I'd be gutted personally if Plato left SEAT and the BTCC.
But I heard a rumour a while ago he was a bit annoyed when SEAT recruited new drivers to the WTCC, where he would like to be. From a career point of view I don't blame him for wanting to be world champion!