BTC-T Peugeot 307

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BTC-T Peugeot 307
Category BTCC
Constructor Vic Lee Racing
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Peugeot 307
Length 4,200 mm (165.4 in)
Width 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Height 1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Axle track 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Wheelbase 2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Engine 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in) 270 hp (201 kW; 274 PS) In-line 4 NA front-mounted, FWD
Transmission Xtrac 6-speed Sequential
Weight 1,150 kg (2,535.3 lb) (with driver)
Tyres Dunlop
Competition history
Notable entrants Team Halfords
Team Quest/Varta
Team Farécla
Notable drivers Dan Eaves
Carl Breeze
Danny Buxton
Richard Marsh
Debut 2003 BTCC at Mondello Park
Races Wins Poles F.Laps
41 0 0 0
Teams' Championships 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

Team Halfords[edit]

After two unsuccessful seasons of running the BTC-T Peugeot 406 Coupe, Team Halfords took the decision to switch to the Peugeot 307. Designed by renowned Formula One designer Sergio Rinland,[2] the 307 was the second BTC Touring spec car built by the Coventry-based firm. Two cars were built, and both appeared for the first rounds of 2003 at Mondello Park, initially driven by Dan Eaves and Carl Breeze, although Breeze was replaced by Daniel Buxton halfway through the season.[3] The 307 struggled at the start of the season,[4] but became slightly more competitive as the season went on, Eaves eventually finishing 4th in the Independents championship.[5] However, in 2004, Eaves moved to Team Dynamics, taking the Halfords sponsorship with him.[6]

Later career[edit]

Initially unused in 2004, one of the cars was used by Richard Marsh in round 8 and 9, after struggling in a Super 2000-spec Honda Civic.[7] The car did not reappear again in 2005, but in 2006, Marsh once again drove the car, this time for Team Farécla in the last 4 rounds of the championship.[8] Marsh was plagued by problems in the underdeveloped 307, suffering many mechanical issues that prevented him from finishing races, or even starting them.[9] The car did not appear again in 2007.

Chassis History[edit]

Car 1

Car 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams 2003 - Peugeot 307 (Touring)". BTCC Pages. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  2. ^ BTCCPages.com. "British Touring Car Championship". BTCC Pages. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Buxton breezes in at Team Halfords | BTCC News | Jul 2003". Crash.Net. 2003-07-11. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Team Halfords battles on with 307 | BTCC News | Jun 2003". Crash.Net. 2003-06-09. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  5. ^ BTCCPages.com (2009-04-05). "2003 BTCC Points". BTCCPages.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  6. ^ BTCCPages.com. "Dan Eaves in at Team Dynamics - BTCC News". BTCCPages.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  7. ^ "Peugeot 307 returns at Brands with Varta | BTCC News | Aug 2004". Crash.Net. 2004-08-19. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  8. ^ "Marsh, Peugeot set to return | BTCC News | Feb 2006". Crash.Net. 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  9. ^ "Marsh forced to watch on | BTCC News | Sep 2006". Crash.Net. 2006-09-02. Retrieved 2012-12-24.