Caparo T1 Bursts Into Flames, Burns Jason Plato
Posted October 10th, 2007 at 10:32 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, Jason Plato
While filming for Fifth Gear, the Caparo T1 Jason was driving at 150 MPH burst into flames, giving him burns on his hands, face, and neck. Word is the burns are minor and he should be okay as he plans to race in the BTCC this weekend.
“We were testing the Caparo T1 for Fifth Gear and we took it to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, a private testing facility, which is common practice.
“There was a slight loss of power, I looked in the mirror and saw some smoke, there was a slight smell of oil and then suddenly there was this intense heat. The car spontaneously erupted into a ball of flame and I was sat in the middle of a fireball. I hit the brakes, brought the car to a stop as quickly as I could and jumped out.”
More details at the BTCC’s website.