Fuelling Around podcast: Live from Silverstone with Paul O’Neill, Louise Goodman and Dan Rowbottom

On this extra special episode of Fuelling Around, hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty are joined by a live crowd at the Pit Stop Cafe at Silverstone during the penultimate weekend of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship.

And it was only right that we got some very special BTCC guests on the podcast. The boys were joined by ITV presenter Louise Goodman, Halfords Racing with Cataclean driver Dan Rowbottom and former BTCC driver Paul O’Neill, who also stars on Celebrity Gogglebox along with his sister Mel C, to discuss what happens behind the scenes on a race weekend, as well as grudges from the paddocks and women in motorsport.

This was the second time Fuelling Around has been recorded in front of a live audience, and after the success of last year’s event at Motorsport UK’s headquarters in Bicester, we couldn’t resist going on the road again.

BTCC says goodbye to legend Jason Plato

This was also host Plato’s final season in BTCC, a series he joined in 1997. He is the longest-serving driver in the competition’s history and won the drivers’ championship twice in 2001 and 2010 respectively.

He also holds the record for the most race wins, with 97 in BTCC history – a whopping 34 more than Matt Neal, who has the second most race wins. Plato also retains the record for the most wins at Brands Hatch with 26.

Will there be a fifth series of Fuelling Around?


We are delighted to confirm that our smash-hit podcast is returning for series five in November – and we’ve got some very exciting guests lined up.

We’ll have eight more celebrities telling us all about their car collections, along with funny anecdotes, so be sure to join Plato and Vitty buckling up to chat about all things car related.

Plenty more episodes of Fuelling Around to enjoy

Whilst we finish tweaking the engine ahead of series five, there are plenty of older Fuelling Around episodes for you to enjoy.

We’ve had a host of celebrities on our award-winning podcast, which has produced a catalogue of cracking episodes to listen to.

You can also tune into Fuelling Around on Spotify, Apple, YouTube, and various other platforms.

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