Aaron Slight. 2002 Donington Park  (© PSP Images)
Category BTCT
Make / Model Vauxhall Astra Coupé
Chassis No V2001-007
Built By Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built 2001
Current Status Restoration

Comments

Run by Barwell Motorsport for former motorcycle racer Aaron Slight in the 2002 BTCC.

Sold to Rob Collard in 2003 and run by his own team in 2003/04, before being sold to Mark Proctor in 2005.

In 2006 the car was purchased by Opel Team Sweden. It’s believed that they had intended to convert to S2000-spec, as they had done with V2001-002 and V2001-005, but ultimate decided it would be better to build a new S2000 car based on the latest model, so never used the car.

The car remained with Opel Sweden until being returned to the UK and sold to Gareth Keeler in 2014. By this stage the car was still in the livery as used by Proctor and virtually untouched since last raced in 2005.

Late 2017 the chassis was sold to a UK owner to return it to it's original configuration.
Aaron Slight. 2002 Silverstone  (© PSP Images)
2002 British Touring Car Championship
Barwell Motorsport
#111 Aaron Slight
All rounds
Rob Collard. 2003 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
2003 British Touring Car Championship
Collard Racing
#21 Rob Collard
All rounds
Independents' Cup champion
Rob Collard. 2004 Mondello Park  (© PSP Images)
2004 British Touring Car Championship
Collard Racing
#10 Rob Collard
All rounds
Mark Proctor. 2005 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
2005 British Touring Car Championship
Fast-Tec Motorsport
#23 Mark Proctor
Rounds 1, 3-10
Round 10 changed livery and colour.
2006 - 2014
Opel Team Sweden
Kept in storage.
Gareth Keeler. 2015 (© Gareth Keeler)
2014 -2017
Gareth Keeler
Under Restoration
2017
Sold to a UK buyer for Restoration

Other Pictures

Rob Collard. 2003 Silverstone  (© PSP Images) Rob Collard. 2004 Thruxton  (© PSP Images) Mark Proctor. 2005 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images) Chassis Plate (© Gareth Keeler)