Yvan Muller. 2003 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
Category
BTCT
Make / Model
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
Chassis No
V2002-008
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2002
Current Status
Restoration
Comments
Initially used as a spare / test chassis, the car would not see it's race debut until 2003 when Yvan Muller drove it to the BTCC title. Muller would again use the car in 2004, this time finishing as championship runner-up.

Sold to Erkut Kizilirmak, who raced it in the 2005 Turkish championship.

The car would remain unused until the final round of the 2008 BTCC. Kizilirmak had intended to race this car but only managed a couple of laps during free practice so was forced to switch back to the Astra Sport Hatch he had driven for the majority of the year.

Sold to Martin Johnson, who would race it in the 2009 and 2010 BTCC. Johnson then sold the car to Dubai based team Phoenix Racing who ran it in the UAE championship, albeit with Johnson driving.

Bought by Peter England in late 2014, who also ran the car in the UAE series.
2002 British Touring Car Championship
Vauxhall Motorsport (Triple Eight)
Spare car
Yvan Muller. 2003 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2003 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#2 Yvan Muller
All rounds
6 wins, Champion
Yvan Muller. 2004 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2004 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#1 Yvan Muller
All rounds
5 wins
2005 Türkiye Pist Şampiyonası
Arkas Racing
#1 Erkut Kizilirmak
2006 - 2007
Erkut Kizilirmak
Not used
Erkut Kizilirmak. 2008 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2008 British Touring Car Championship
Arkas Racing with sunshine.co.uk
#90 Erkut Kizilirmak
Round 10 (Free practice only)
Martin Johnson. 2009 Snetterton  (© PSP Images)
2009 British Touring Car Championship
Boulevard Team Racing
#63 Martin Johnson
All rounds
Martin Johnson. 2010 Donington Park  (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Boulevard Team Racing
#27 Martin Johnson
Rounds 1–7, 9–10
Martin Johnson, 2001 UAE Touring Cars
2010/11 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Phoenix Racing
#36 Martin Johnson
Martin Johnson. UAE Championship
2011/12 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Phoenix Racing
#8 Martin Johnson
Other Pictures
2018/19 rebuild Chassis Plate (© Tony Ryan / Touring Car Spares)