Paul O'Neill. 2003 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
Category
BTCT
Make / Model
Vauxhall Astra Coupé
Chassis No
V2003-009
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2003
Current Status
Comments
Driven by Paul O'Neill in 2003 and by Luke Hines in 2004 as part of the Vauxhall factory team.

In 2005, the car was sold to Vauxhall dealership Thurlby Motors. Running on bio-ethanol fuel, the car was driven by Fiona Leggate in the latter half of the 2005 BTCC season. Leggate would again drive the car for most of 2006, being replaced by Paul O'Neill for the final 2 rounds.

Purchased by Dubai based team Phoenix Racing in 2011 who ran it in the UAE championship.

In 2020 the car returned to the UK by Malcolm Leggate and was restored to 2005 livery
Paul O'Neill. 2003 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2003 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#8 Paul O'Neill
All rounds
1 win
Luke Hines. 2004 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2004 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#57 Luke Hines
All rounds
2 wins
Fiona Leggate. 2005 Snetterton  (© PSP Images)
2005 British Touring Car Championship
Tech-Speed Motorsport
#82 Fiona Leggate
Rounds 5-10
Engine run on bio-ethanol fuel
Fiona Leggate. 2006 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2006 British Touring Car Championship
Thurlby Motors Boston Bowl with Tech-Speed
#82 Fiona Leggate
Rounds 1-7
Engine run on bio-ethanol fuel
Paul O'Neill. 2006 Silverstone  (© PSP Images)
2006 British Touring Car Championship
Thurlby Motors Boston Bowl with Tech-Speed
#82 Paul O'Neill
Rounds 9-10
Engine run on bio-ethanol fuel
2010/11 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Phoenix Racing
Brian McGinley
2011/12 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Phoenix Racing
Brian McGinley
2012/13 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Pheonix Motorsport
#7 Brian McGinley
Rounds 1-3
2012/13 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
Mouhritsa Racing
#1 Costas Papantonis
Round 4
Peter England, 2015 UAE Touring Cars
2014/15 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
#23 Peter England
2015/16 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
GNSS Racing
#23 Peter England
2016/17 United Arab Emirites Touring Car Championship
GNSS Racing
#23 Peter England
Other Pictures
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