Jason Plato got a chance to sample a Chevrolet Cruze for the first time today as he tested with Ray Mallock Ltd at Oulton Park in the UK.

Although there has been no official confirmation that RML will be entering this season's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship it would seem likely that there is a strong possibility of a two car assault with the Cruze model which superseded the Lacetti in the WTCC two years ago... [read more]

Plato, who has contested over 300 BTCC races stated earlier in the year that if he could find the required budget he would very much like to stay with the team for 2010.

The Chevrolet Cruze which in the hands of Yvan Muller claimed a race one victory for RML at the recent opening round of the WTCC in Curitiba,Brazil, is widely acknowledged as a step up performance wise from the Lacetti with which Plato narrowly missed out on his second BTCC title last year. Given RML's experience with the model albeit with Yokohama tyres rather than the Dunlop's used in the BTCC Plato would surely go into the season as a genuine title favourite should he be officially confirmed in the seat.

Also testing at Oulton were the West Surrey Racing BMW's of Andy Neate and Robb Collard, along with the Vauxhall Vectra's of Andy Jordan and David Pinkney.

Photo/Editorial: Neil Tozer

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