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      04-06-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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VIDEO: Jason Plato makes epic save during BTCC race at Brands Hatch

Those of you familiar with Fifth Gear have undoubtedly enjoyed Tiff Needell and Jason Plato's powersliding shootouts, and at this weekend's British Touring Car Championship, Plato had the opportunity to show off his sideways skills at Brands Hatch.

At the beginning of the second lap, Plato was leading in his Lacetti as Jonathan Adams in the #12 BMW came up strong behind him. The two drivers entered the Paddock Hill Bend and Adams, who apparently misjudged the braking pointing, slammed into the left side of Plato's bumper, causing the Lacetti to rotate nearly 90-degrees. Plato kept the throttle planted, had the steering at full lock and was able to recover from the slide with the kind of minimalist drama only a seasoned veteran (in a front-driver) can deliver.

The BTCC organizers eventually penalized Adams four seconds, delivering the win to Plato. Check the video of Jason's epic save after the jump.
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to not have the nerve to slam on the break makes him a better driver than 9/10 ppl
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Thats what I called expert driving.
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Lame they penalized the BMW driver, Plato locked up under braking right before the collision. E90 FTW
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Lame they penalized the BMW driver, Plato locked up under braking right before the collision. E90 FTW
+1 I didn't even notice that until I went back and watched it again. Not sure of the rules but IMO I don't think the BMW driver should have been penalized.
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