JASON Plato secured his first Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship podium position since joining Bidford-on-Avon team Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing.

Plato enjoyed a solid points haul with eighth, sixth and third place finishes for 10th in the standings while team-mate Rob Collard endured a weekend of frustration in the Vauxhall Astra.

Collard failed to finish the first race in Croft, North Yorkshire, with a 19th and 26th then adding up to 14th spot in the championship.

Plato said: “The weekend overall was good. We’ve quietly gone about our business and just chipped away at it. I’m going home happy.”