Tom Chilton. BTCC Thruxton 2007 (© PSP Images)
Category
S2000
Make / Model
Vauxhall Vectra
Chassis No
V2007-020
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2007
Current Status
Restoration
Comments
Run under the works 'VX Racing' banner for Tom Chilton in 2007, Tom Onslow-Cole in 2008 and Andrew Jordan in 2010. During the opening round of the year at Brands Hatch in 2008, the car sustained heavy frontal damage meaning that Onslow-Cole had to switch to the team's spare car ([V=10V2007-018[/V]) for the Rockingham round, returning to this car for Donington Park once the damage had been repaired.

At the end of 2009, Triple Eight lost their works backing but were still able to continue development of the Vectra and put together a deal to run a two car team in 2010 with former champion Fabrizio Giovanardi in this car. Despite two wins at the opening round at Thruxton, Giovanardi's return to the BTCC came to an abrupt halt when the team's title sponsor pulled out. A last minute deal prior to the next round at Rockingham saw James Nash step into the car for the remainder of the year. Nash would again drive the car in 2011.

In 2012 both this car, and V2007-021 were acquired by ES Racing, with this car being raced by Chris James. For the next couple of years both cars were for sale, and eventually acquired by Breezemount Motorsport, by this time the car had been mostly stripped back to a shell.

Both 020 and 021 were purchased by Graeme Millar in 2015, and sold on to Martin Garrett a year later.

Tom Chilton. BTCC Brands Hatch 2007 (© PSP Images)
2007 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#7 Tom Chilton
All rounds
Tom Onslow-Cole. 2008 Snetterton  (© PSP Images)
2008 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#10 Tom Onslow-Cole
Rounds 1, 3-10
Andrew Jordan. 2009 Brands Hatch (© PSP Images)
2009 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#77 Andrew Jordan
All rounds
Fabrizio Giovanardi. 2010 Thruxton (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#888 Fabrizio Giovanardi
Round 1
2 wins
James Nash. 2010 Rockingham Motor Speedway  (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#14 James Nash
Rounds 2-10
James Nash, Oulton Park BTCC 2011 (© Nigel Clark)
2011 British Touring Car Championship
888 Racing with Collins Contractors
#14 James Nash
All rounds
1 win
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
Chris James. 2012 Snetterton  (© PSP Images)
2012 British Touring Car Championship
Team ES Racing.com
#78 Chris James
All rounds
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
2013 - 2015
For Sale
 (© Breezemount Motorsport)
2015
Breezemount Motorsport
Ebay sales 2016
2015 -2016
Graeme Millar
For Sale
2016
Martin Garrett
Long Term Restoration Project
Other Pictures
Chassis plate Ebay sales 2016 Ebay sales 2016 Tom Onslow-Cole. 2008 Snetterton  (© PSP Images) Tom Onslow-Cole. 2008 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images) Tom Onslow-Cole. 2008 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images) James Nash. 2010 Oulton Park  (© PSP Images) James Nash. 2010 Snetterton  (© PSP Images) James Nash. 2010 Silverstone   (© PSP Images) Andrew Jordan. 2009 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)