BTC-T Vauxhall Astra Coupe


BTC-T Vauxhall Astra Coupe

The Triple Eight Race Engineering Vauxhall Astra Coupe was the first BTC Touring car to be unveiled in late 2000. Work began on the car in the summer of that year and as a result, had a massive headstart on the rest of the field come the 2001 campaign. In the end, it was developed so much more than the other cars, that it managed to win 25 out of 26 races in 2001 (although the only non Vauxhall win was a non-points scoring victory by Anthony Reid for MG, so they picked up maximum points in every race).

In 2002, despite a full time MG attack and the addition of Honda and Proton rivals, Vauxhall won a clean sweep of the titles again. Likewise in 2003 and 2004 when the Astra was retired from works competition, but it still lived on for a couple more years in private hands.

Chassis 1
*2001 - Phil Bennett/Andy Priaulx/James Thompson | Bennett: Rounds 1-18, Priaulx Rounds 19-20, Thompson: Rounds 21-26
*2002 - Matt Neal
*2003 - Gavin Pyper/Carl Breeze | Pyper: Rounds 1-10, Breeze: Rounds 11-20
*2004 - Paul Wallace/Stefan Hodgetts | Wallace: Rounds 1-12, Hodgetts: Rounds 13-18
*2005/06 - Britcar
*2007 - Encke Sport

Chassis 2
*2001 - James Thompson/Phil Bennett | Thompson: Rounds 1-20, Bennett: Rounds 21-26
*2002 - Paul O'Neill
*2003 - Tommy Rustad - Swedish Touring Car Championship

Chassis 3
*2001/02 - Yvan Muller
*2003 - Gareth Howell/Paul Wallace | Howell: Rounds 7-8, Wallace: Rounds 9-20
*2004 - Charlie Butler-Henderson/Gavin Smith | Butler-Henderson: Rounds 1-12/16-18, Smith: Rounds 13-15
*2005/06 - Britcar
*2007 - Encke Sport

Chassis 4
*2001 - Jason Plato/Two Seater | Plato: Rounds 1-2
*2002/03 - Two Seater
*2004 - Michael Bentwood
*2005 - Andy Neate
*2005 onwards - Unused, owned by Daniels Motorsport

Chassis 5
*2001 - Jason Plato | Rounds 3-26
*2002/03 - James Thompson
*2004/05 - Tommy Rustad - Swedish Touring Car Championship
*2006 onwards - Unused, owned by Opel Team Sweden

Chassis 6
*2001 - Unused
*2002 - Tom Chilton
*2003 - Gareth Howell | Rounds 13-20
*2004 onwards - Unused, owned by Grahame Chilton

Chassis 7
*2002 - Aaron Slight
*2003/04 Rob Collard
*2005/06 Mark Proctor
*2007 onwards - Sold to Sweden

Chassis 8
*2002 - Unused
*2003/04 - Yvan Muller
*2005 - Erkut Kizilirmak - Turkish Touring Car Championship
*2006 onwards - Unused, owned by Arkas Racing

Chassis 9
*2003 - Paul O'Neill
*2004 - Luke Hines
*2005 - Fiona Leggate | Rounds 13-30
*2006 - Fiona Leggate/Paul O'Neill | Leggate: Rounds 1-15/19-21, O'Neill: Rounds 25-30
*2007 - Unused, owned by Thurlby Motors Currently for sale.

Chassis 10
*2003 - Unused
*2004 - James Thompson | Rounds 1-21
*2005 - Car converted to simulator after accident damage at Knockhill in 2004

Chassis 11
*2004 - James Thompson | Rounds 22-30
*2005 onwards - Unused


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