Matt Neal. 2008 Brands Hatch (© PSP Images)
Category
S2000
Make / Model
Vauxhall Vectra
Chassis No
V2007-021
Built By
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Date Built
2007
Current Status
Restoration
Comments
Run under the works 'VX Racing' banner for Matt Neal in 2008 and 2009.

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 Phil Glew in this car and Fabrizio Giovanardi in V2007-020. Following the first round at Thurxton, the team's title sponsor pulled out. A series of one-off deals meant the car would re-appear later in the year, driven by Dan Lloyd at Croft, Jeff Smith at Knockhill and Sam Tordoff at Brands Hatch.

For 2011 the car was run for the first half of the season in lurid green-pink livery for Tony Gilham. Sponsorship issues mean Gilham was unable to complete the season, which lead to a one-off drive by Árón Smith at Knockhill , and Ollie Jackson running at the final two meetings of the year.

In 2012 both this car, and V2007-020 were acquired by ES Racing, with this car being raced by Dave Newsham. For the next couple of years both cars were for sale, and eventually acquired by Breezemount Motorsport.

Both 020 and 021 were purchased by Graeme Millar in 2015.
Matt Neal. 2008 Rockingham Motor Speedway  (© PSP Images)
2008 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#4 Matt Neal
All rounds
5 wins
Matt Neal. 2009 Brands Hatch (© PSP Images)
2009 British Touring Car Championship
VX Racing (Triple Eight)
#5 Matt Neal
All rounds
1 win
Phil Glew. 2010 Thruxton  (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#88 Phil Glew
Round 1
Daniel Lloyd. 2010 Croft Circuit (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#25 Dan Lloyd
Round 5
Jeff Smith. 2010 Knockhill  (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#15 Jeff Smith
Round 8
Sam Tordoff. 2010 Brands Hatch  (© PSP Images)
2010 British Touring Car Championship
Uniq Racing with Triple Eight
#16 Sam Tordoff
Round 10
Tony Gilham, Brands Hatch BTCC 2011 (© Nigel Clark)
2011 British Touring Car Championship
888 Racing with Collins Contractors
#34 Tony Gilham
Rounds 1-6
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
Árón Smith. 2011 Knockhill  (© PSP Images)
2011 British Touring Car Championship
888 Racing with Collins Contractors
#88 Árón Smith
Round 7
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
Ollie Jackson, Brands Hatch BTCC 2011 (© Nigel Clark)
2011 British Touring Car Championship
888 Racing with Collins Contractors
#48 Ollie Jackson
Rounds 9-10
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
Dave Newsham. 2012 Snetterton  (© PSP Images)
2012 British Touring Car Championship
Team ES Racing.com
#17 Dave Newsham
All rounds
2 wins
Fitted with 2.0l turbo 'NGTC' engine
2015
Breezemount Motorsport
Knockhill 2017 (© Nigel Clark)
2016
Graeme Millar
Other Pictures
Chassis plate (© Graeme Millar) Matt Neal, Silverstone BTCC 2008 (© Nigel Clark) Engine bay / chassis plate