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Vauxhall
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Nationality 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png British
Established 1857
Founders Alexander Wilson
Headquarters Chalton, Bedfordshire, England
Noted drivers 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull
22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge
22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Jaz Evered
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1991
Races entered 77
Teams championships 1 (1992)
Drivers championships 1 (1992)
Race victories 19
Podiums 29
Points 1153
Pole positions 8
Fastest laps 23
Last entry 1994 British Touring Car Championship Round 2
Championship titles
1991-92 Touring Car World Cup
1992 British Touring Car Championship

Vauxhall is currently involved in British Touring Car Championship as a constructor, under the name of Vauxhall Sport. They have been associated with BTCC since 1991.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

Dave Cook Racing was awarded the works contract to build the Vauxhall Cavalier for the British Touring Car Championship Championship starting in 1991. The drivers for the season would be Matt Hull from Ireland and Phil Dodge from the United States. The team failed to live up to pre-season expectations and finished 6th in the Manufacturer Teams championship with only two 5th place finishes from Hull. Both drivers were let go at the end of 1991.

1992Edit

Turri92

Italian Lorenzo Turri won the Overall and Manufacturer Drivers Championship, driving for the team in 1992.

Still ran by Dave Cook Racing, Vauxhall Sport demanded more in 1992. After winning the 1991 Touring Car World Cup driving a Cavalier, Lorenzo Turri was hired and 1991 Independent championship runner-up, Kris Simton, joined the fold. Turri dominated the season with 19 wins and never finishing off the podium all year. Vauxhall and Turri cleaned up the championships with Simton finishing 6th in the drivers.

1993Edit

Both 1992 drivers left the team with Turri joining the Ford project and Simton leaving for Toyota. This meant former driver, Matt Hull, would return to the team along with former Vic Lee Motorsport driver Josh Jones. Jones only competed at Rounds 1 and 3 but Hull drove with the team until Round 8. The Vauxhall had underperformed compared to the previous season and Hull would finish 10th in the championship, Jones 12th with the Vauxhall team finishing 5th in the teams standings.

1994Edit

RML was awarded with the works deal in 1994 taking over from Dave Cook Racing. Hull stayed with the team and was joined by Jaz Evered who made the jump from Nissan.

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points Position
1991 Vauxhall Sport Cavalier GSi 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull 11 9 7 10 7 7 9 8 6 5 9 10 DNS 5 9 225 6th
22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Phil Dodge 10 12 10 8 9 9 12 11 9 10 9
1992 Vauxhall Sport Cavalier GSi 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 C 1 1 1 687 1st*

22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton

7 11 3 5 6 7 RET RET 7 6 2 2 4 8 7 6 RET 4 5 5 6 RET 6 C 5 RET RET
1993 Vauxhall Sport Cavalier GSi 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Jones 9 8 8 6 8 7 182 5th
22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull 10 RET RET 10 9 8 7 RET 8 DNS DNS 8 10 8 6 7 4 8 DNS DNS 6 7 RET
1994 Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull 10 RET 9 16 7 9 59* 6th*
22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Jaz Evered 12 12 RET 8 8 10
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