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    Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Jason Platohas been hurt in an incident during filming for the Channel 5 Fifth Gear program.

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    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Wow. That's horrible, I've been loving this car since I first saw pictures of it, definitely the king of a trackday.

    Hearing this is absolutely terrible considering how much I love the fifth gear presenters.

    Seems like some bad luck these days on TV shows!

    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Yikes! But he'll still going to race this coming weekend?? Wow there is determination for you!

    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Jason Plato is pimp! I love the idea that he does competitive racing alongside his Fifth Gear gig. Moogle, I think Top Gear is more entertaining with great personalities while Fifth Gear feels more 'professional' all the while giving us something good to watch.

    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Hope he makes a 100% recovery. Fire can be a terrible thing. Get well soon fella.

    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    ResB said:
    Hope he makes a 100% recovery.


    Plato is in my top list with Richard Hammond!

    Re: Plato injured as Caparo T1 bursts into flames.

    Damn! And I wanted to buy this car! I hope he is OK!


    Gio: I don't want to win without Jason.

    "I don't want to race and win without the best fighter" says Vauxhall man

    Fabrizio Giovanardi has said he hopes that Jason Plato's accident while filming an episode of Fifth Gear this week will not have a negative impact on the battle between the two for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship title.

    Plato - who holds a nine point lead over Giovanardi going into the Thruxtonfinale - suffered burns to his hands, neck and face when the Caparo T1 he was testing at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground burst into flames, although the SEAT driver has insisted that he will still be doing everything he can to take a second BTCC title.

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    Re: update

    Here's another article with some direct quotes from Jason. I hope he's alright.

    Re: update

    Thanks for the article assist amigo. I wish Plato the best of luck this race weekend.

    As for the Caparo T1, I think this and poor press feedback might actually hurt the car company a lot.

    Chilton leads VX 1-2-3, Plato fourth.

    Saturday, 13th October 2007

    Tom Chilton scores pole position at Thruxton, but all eyes will be on second placed Fabrizio Giovanardi and fourth placed Jason Plato.


    Re: Chilton leads VX 1-2-3, Plato fourth.

    One point seperates the two drivers, Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi.

    Read the article here!

    Re: Chilton leads VX 1-2-3, Plato fourth.

    Unfortunately, Jason finished 4th whilst Giovanardi finished 2nd in the last race so Giovanardi was crowned British Touring Car Champion. I was hoping Plato would do it....

    Re: Chilton leads VX 1-2-3, Plato fourth.

    NO! Dude, weak sauce....

    Re: Chilton leads VX 1-2-3, Plato fourth.

    Nope - it's on the official British Touring Car Championship webiste:

    Fifth Gear: "The show must go on..."


    Re: Fifth Gear: "The show must go on..."

    Top Gear made some really disgusting comments about Jason Plato last night.

    It was bad enough that Top Gear made allegedly defamatory comments that Fifth Gear hd set fire to the Top Gear warehouse containing Top Gear props etc etc. But then last night Jeremy Clarkson started making some really vicious comments about Jason getting burnt in a crash and how Jason Potato should now be called "Baked Potato". That was really distasteful.



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