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      10-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Talk2meg00se View Post
Yeah, I had the exact same thought. The testing methodology for the track time isn't particularly accurate - former F1 pro v. a talking head. The driving skill of the pro would presumably skew the results somewhat.

This is why Top Gear's "Stig" was so great - he gave the results a sense of reliability.
Jason Plato is not a "talking head". He is a professional touring car driver and has won the BTCC championship many times. He's pretty well qualified and successful as a racing driver and continues to compete in professional racing as his full time job. The TV show is just a part time deal for him.