Length: 336 Pages
'Pure entertainment' Guardian best sports books of 2019
Jason Plato should not be a professional racing driver.
Yet somehow, despite almost killing Bernie Ecclestone, stealing JCBs, ending up in a Monaco prison (twice), insulting the royals, making a deadly enemy of a rival who happens to be a trained killer, by a fluke or just because he's the hottest thing on four wheels, Jason Plato is a championship-winning driver who's taken (not stolen) the checkered flag a hundred times.
This is his story. Some of it is about driving and cars. But most of it is about the kind of trouble a not-very-sensible man can get into when he isn't behind the wheel of a very fast car . . .
'A cracking read' Sir Chris Hoy
Length: 336 Pages
Pure entertainment . . . So much fun . . . His journey from outrageous teenage hijinks to the rough-and-tumble of driver feuding tends to prompt involuntary reading noises, be they barks of laughter or gasps at his audacity
Hilarious and outrageous
As entertaining as watching him drive, a cracking read!
I read this in the hope that it would teach me everything I need to know so that one day I can become a racing driver although I think I may have left it too late...
Top class chauffeur, sublime broadcaster, ultimate party honey badger. These are the qualities I know and adore about JP. He taught me how to nail a hot lap around Rockingham and I've been in a speed jive ever since. Jason can burn the candle at both ends and in the middle yet still deliver the business.
Jason Plato is one of the most gifted racing drivers of his generation!
Jason is a total fruitcake!
Plato is adept at telling a story. Totally authentic. There's plenty of laughs to be had and insight on offer
The frank autobiography of British Touring Car Championship legend