Jason Plato. 2001 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
Category
BTCT
Make / Model
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
Chassis No
V2001-005
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2001
Current Status
Comments
Driven by Jason Plato to take the BTCC title in 2001, and by James Thompson in 2002/03.

In 2004, the car was sold to Opel Team Sweden, converted to S2000-spec and driven by Tommy Rustad in the 2004/05 Sweden championship.

The car remained with Opel Sweden from 2006 but was not used.
Jason Plato. 2001 Brands Hatch (© PSP Images)
2001 British Touring Car Championship
Vauxhall Motorsport (Triple Eight)
#5 Jason Plato
Rounds 2-13
9 wins, Champion
James Thompson. 2002 Silverstone  (© PSP Images)
2002 British Touring Car Championship
Vauxhall Motorsport (Triple Eight)
#3 James Thompson
All rounds
6 wins, Champion
James Thompson. 2003 Brands Hatch (© PSP Images)
2003 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#1 James Thompson
All rounds
4 wins
Tommy Rustad, Mantorp Park STCC 2004 (© Magnus Jakobsson)
2004 Swedish Touring Car Championship
Opel Team Sweden
#4 Tommy Rustad
All rounds
2 wins
2005 Swedish Touring Car Championship
Opel Team Sweden
#5 Tommy Rustad
All rounds
2006 - 2009
Opel Team Sweden
Not used / for sale