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Plato to race new Leon for SEAT in the 2006

Discussion in 'Motorsport News and Discussion' started by m0rk, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. m0rk

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    Hot off the press!

    Jason Plato will spearhead SEAT Sport UK’s assault on the 2006 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship when he races the all-new Leon in the UK for the first time.


    Read the full Press Release here
     
  2. m0rk

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    All I can say is 'YES' :D

    I can't wait to see the Leon WTCC Spec running.

    And now we can spend 2 months speculating who the other driver is (SD - do you have my CV? ;))
     
  3. mrcoyote

    mrcoyote See no evil...

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    They said they want someone experienced who can win races, not eat their way through them. ;)

    Good news though. :clap:
     
  4. Ant FR

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    superb can't wait to Brands now
     
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    count us in,
    We'll defo be at Brands
     
  7. Empi5

    Empi5 Your scaring me.......

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    Fantastic News, im looking forward to SCN on Tour to Mondello........
     
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    Its fantastic news, and were very glad SEAT are again going to compete in the BTCC during 2006, with recent announcements at Vauxhall, and its signing of Fabrizio Giovanardi and Tom Chilton to spearhead their 2006 campaign, it should make the manufacturers championship a closely fought battle.

    The new Leon is already a proven winner in Europe, and on the UK circuits should work very well, and be a match for the Astra Sporthatch. Its going to be a superb season, and as always we hopefully should be right at the centre of the action, cheering on the team. :)

    ITV and the BTCC have also extended their TV deal into 2006, meaning the races will be again given primetime coverage.
     
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    Really enjoyed last year, now i am looking forward to next.
     
  10. ZBOYD

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    And JP's stopped smoking too ;) Well done.

    Wonder if Mr Dennis will give em up too. :smoke:
    :whistle: :D
     
  11. WeeJase

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    good news.my 3 year ban of brands is up this year :)
     
  12. driveforward

    driveforward Is at the Nürburgring

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    Back down to two cars then.. will that be enough to win..?
     
  13. Ju.

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    Who Hoo....Can't wait for the season to start already!!!


    That Leon looks hot :drool:
     
  14. m0rk

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    The rules have been changed so that only 2 cars can be used to win.
     
  15. driveforward

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    Effectively limiting teams to a 2 car line up then.. makes sense.

    How well padded is the field looking for 2006, more teams?
     
  16. m0rk

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    Vx have confirmed so far.

    TD will, unless they go for it with throwing toys out of the pram.
     
  17. Leon

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    good news!

    Seat need someone good to challenge VX next year (that is one hell of a scary driver line up IMO) I think Colin Turkington or Shaun Watson-Smith would be the best boys for the job :)
     
  18. Syphon

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    Wicked :yes:

    Scott
     
  19. ZBOYD

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    Not really been that impressed with Turk last season, didn't seem to gel in VXR as well as he did with WSR the year before with Reidy.

    SWS in with a chance.

    In my own opinion i'd like to see Pickford back with Plato, they had a bad year last year, not helped by the weight equalisation issues, which hadicapped them most of the year, and the last quarter of the season, James really pulled the stops out, and was unlucky not to take the win at Brands Hatch.

    But i can see, someone with more experience, and possibly touring car race winning experience at that, getting the drive.
     
  20. F2 Stu

    F2 Stu I. Am. Legend.

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    About f##king time too.

    Rock on 2006 :)
     

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