Make
Vauxhall
Model
Vauxhall / Opel Vectra B
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
V96B-002
Built By
Ray Mallock Ltd / Triple Eight
Date Built
1996
Current Status
MUSEUM
History
Built by RML and used in the 1996 British Touring Car Championship by John Cleland

Over the winter the car was one of three to be re-engineered by Triple Eight, receiving new chassis numbers in the process. The car would be used in the first half of the 1997 British Touring Car Championship season, again driven by John Cleland, until the Knockhill round where it was replaced by the first of the Triple Eight-built cars.

The car would remain largely unused for many years, ending up in Norway.

In 2015 the car returned to the UK, and following a rebuild returned to the track for the 74th Members Meeting at Goodwood in March 2016, running in later-97 Derek Warwick BTCC livery.

Sold to the Spa Francorchamps museum, where it was re-liveried as the 1996 Spa 24hr car
Pictures
Brands Hatch, May 2015 James Hanson, Donington Park 2016 Brands Hatch, May 2015 John Cleland John Cleland @ Knockhill 1996 2015 rebuild Brands Hatch, May 2015 2015 rebuild John Cleland
Race History
Vauxhall
#1 Vauxhall Vectra 16V
Team: Vauxhall Sport
Great BritainJohn Cleland
Vauxhall
#8 Vauxhall Vectra 16V
Great BritainJohn Cleland
Vauxhall
#8 Vauxhall Vectra
Team: Vauxhall Sport
Great BritainJohn Cleland
Vauxhall
Vauxhall Vectra
Team: Alan Strachan
Great BritainAnthony Reid
Mike Wrigley
Vauxhall
#14 Vauxhall Vectra
Great BritainJames Hanson
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1996 RAC Tourist Trophy
03 Nov 1996 Great BritainDonington Park John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 16V DNF
1997 British Touring Car Championship
31 Mar 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 11
31 Mar 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
20 Apr 1997 Great BritainSilverstone (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 6
20 Apr 1997 Great BritainSilverstone (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 6
05 May 1997 Great BritainThruxton (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 14
05 May 1997 Great BritainThruxton (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 9
18 May 1997 Great BritainBrands Hatch (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 11
18 May 1997 Great BritainBrands Hatch (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 9
26 May 1997 Great BritainOulton Park (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 5
26 May 1997 Great BritainOulton Park (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 12
15 Jun 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 12
15 Jun 1997 Great BritainDonington Park (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 8
29 Jun 1997 Great BritainCroft (1) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 6
29 Jun 1997 Great BritainCroft (2) John Cleland #8 Vauxhall Vectra 5
2016 HSCC Super Touring Challenge
01 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (1) James Hanson #14 Vauxhall Vectra DNF
02 May 2016 Great BritainDonington Park (2) James Hanson #14 Vauxhall Vectra DNS
30 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (1) James Hanson #14 Vauxhall Vectra 13
31 Jul 2016 Great BritainSilverstone (2) James Hanson #14 Vauxhall Vectra DNF