Yvan Muller. 2005 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
Category
BTCT
Make / Model
Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
Chassis No
V2005-016
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2005
Current Status
Restoration
Comments
Driven by Yvan Muller for the majority of the 2005 BTCC. He would start the season in V2005-012 before switching to this car after the first round. For 2006 the car was driven by Fabrizio Giovanardi.

With the works team switching to the S2000 Vectra in 2007, 3 cars (V2005-014, V2005-016 and V2005-017) were sold to Erkut Kizilirmak.

Kizilirmak would race this car in the BTCC in 2007 and again for the early races of 2008, until the car was badly damaged after crashing into a wall at Donington Park. For the remainder of the season Kizilirmak would drive 017

Untouched for many years, the still-damaged car was bought along with 017 in 2013 by Philip Morgan.
Yvan Muller. 2005 Thruxton (© PSP Images)
2005 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#2 Yvan Muller
Rounds 3-10
5 wins
Fabrizio Giovanardi. 2006 Oulton Park  (© PSP Images)
2006 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#11 Fabrizio Giovanardi
All rounds
2 wins
Erkut Kizilirmak. 2007 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
2007 British Touring Car Championship
Arkas Racing
#90 Erkut Kizilirmak
Rounds 1-8, 10
Erkut Kizilirmak. 2008 Rockingham Motor Speedway  (© PSP Images)
2008 British Touring Car Championship
Arkas Racing with sunshine.co.uk
#90 Erkut Kizilirmak
Rounds 1-3
Other Pictures
Erkut Kizilirmak, Brands Hatch BTCC 2008 (© Nigel Clark) Pre Season Testing. Donington Park. 2007 (© Mark Lanyon)