Make Opel
Model Opel Astra
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No MSD-TA-008
Built By Motor Sports Developments (MSD)
Date Built 1994
Current Status RACING

History

Build by MSD for the 1994 South African Touring Car Championship, where it was driven by Michael Briggs, and later shared by Briggs and John Cleland for the end-of-season International Touring Car Challenge

At the end of 1996 when both this and the sister car (MSD-TA-007) were sold to Slovenian team Lambko Novial. Dragomil Bozič would drive this car in the 1997 and 1998 FIA Central European Zone Supertouring Championship, plus the local Slovenian Championship.

Sold in 1999 with the engine from 007, and used in the Polish Championship, initially by Maciej Stanco and later sold to Marek Korpys.

In 2001 the car went to Germany and passed through a number of different owners before being purchased by Steffan Irmler in 2015. Following a rebuild the car returned to the tracks at Nurburgring in Jun 2015 for the Tourenwagen Revival meeting.

Pictures

2015 Tourenwagen Revival 2015 Tourenwagen Revival Mike Briggs John Cleland 2015 Tourenwagen Revival Steffan Irmler / Volker Strycek, Nurburgring 2016 Steffan Irmler, Silverstone 2018 2015 Tourenwagen Revival

Videos

Marek Korpys-Opel Astra STW
Marek Korpys-Opel Astra STW
Duration : 05m 20s

Race History

Opel
#1 Opel Astra GSi - Opel Racing
Michael Briggs
Opel
#1 Opel Astra GSi - Opel Racing
John Cleland
Opel
#1 Opel Astra GSi - Opel Racing
Michael Briggs
Opel
#18 Opel Astra Gsi - AK Lamko Novial
Dragomil Bozič
Opel
#42 Opel Astra GSi - AK-Lambko Novial
Dragomil Bozič
Opel
#103 Opel Astra GSi - AK-Lambko Novial
Dragomil Bozič
Opel
#7 Opel Astra
Steffan Irmler
Opel
#7 Opel Astra
Volker Strycek
Opel
#50 Opel Astra - AMC Diepolz
Steffan Irmler / Volker Strycek
Opel
#50 Opel Astra - AMC Diepolz
Alex Burgstaller / Steffan Irmler
Opel
#31 Opel Astra - AMC Diepholz
Steffan Irmler / Volker Strycek
Opel
#11 Opel Astra
Steffan Irmler
Opel
#11 Opel Astra
Alex Burgstaller / Steffan Irmler
Opel
#50 Opel Astra - AMC Diepholz
Steffan Irmler / Volker Strycek

Related Vehicles

Opel Astra
Opel Astra
Built : 1994
Chassis : MSD-TA-007

Race Results

Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1994 South African Touring Car Championship
05 Feb 1994 South AfricaKilarney (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
05 Feb 1994 South AfricaKilarney (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
19 Feb 1994 South AfricaZwartkops (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
19 Feb 1994 South AfricaZwartkops (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
12 Mar 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi DNS
12 Mar 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 2
28 May 1994 South AfricaKilarney (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 2
28 May 1994 South AfricaKilarney (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
11 Jun 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi DNS
11 Jun 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
25 Jun 1994 South AfricaEast London (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 2
25 Jun 1994 South AfricaEast London (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
30 Jul 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 4
30 Jul 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
06 Aug 1994 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
06 Aug 1994 South AfricaPort Elizabeth (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
03 Sep 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
03 Sep 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
24 Sep 1994 South AfricaGoldfields (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 3
24 Sep 1994 South AfricaGoldfields (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi DNF
08 Oct 1994 South AfricaEast London (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 2
08 Oct 1994 South AfricaEast London (2) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 8
1994 International Touring Car Challenge
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (1) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 1
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (2) John Cleland #1 Opel Astra GSi DNS
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (3) Michael Briggs #1 Opel Astra GSi 4
05 Nov 1994 South AfricaKyalami (4) John Cleland #1 Opel Astra GSi DNF
1997 FIA Central European Supertouring Championship
30 Aug 1997 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (1) Dragomil Bozič #18 Opel Astra Gsi 10
31 Aug 1997 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (2) Dragomil Bozič #18 Opel Astra Gsi DNF
1998 FIA Central European Zone Supertouring Championship
17 May 1998 AustriaZeltweg (1) Dragomil Bozič #42 Opel Astra GSi 11
17 May 1998 AustriaZeltweg (2) Dragomil Bozič #42 Opel Astra GSi DNF
30 Aug 1998 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (1) Dragomil Bozič #103 Opel Astra GSi DNF
30 Aug 1998 CroatiaRijeka-Grobnik (2) Dragomil Bozič #103 Opel Astra GSi DNS
2015 Cup & Tourenwagen Trophy
10 Oct 2015 GermanyNürburgring (1) Steffan Irmler #7 Opel Astra 17
10 Oct 2015 GermanyNürburgring (2) Volker Strycek #7 Opel Astra DNS
2016 Tourenwagen Classics
19 Jun 2016 GermanyNürburgring Irmler / Strycek #50 Opel Astra 3
23 Jul 2016 GermanyNürburgring Irmler / Strycek #50 Opel Astra 8
24 Sep 2016 AustriaSalzburgring Burgstaller / Irmler #50 Opel Astra 3
2017 Tourenwagen Classics
18 Jun 2017 GermanyNürburgring Irmler / Strycek #31 Opel Astra 10
02 Jul 2017 GermanyNorisring Irmler / Strycek #31 Opel Astra DNS
13 Aug 2017 GermanyNürburgring Irmler / Strycek #31 Opel Astra 24
2018 HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge
21 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (1) Steffan Irmler #11 Opel Astra 17
22 Jul 2018 Great BritainSilverstone (2) Steffan Irmler #11 Opel Astra 16
2018 Tourenwagen Classics
12 Aug 2018 GermanyNürburgring Irmler / Strycek #50 Opel Astra 26