Harry Vaulkhard

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Harry Vaulkhard
Harry vaulkard 2009.jpg
Nationality British
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 31)
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Previous series
2010
20082009
2005–07
World Touring Cars
British Touring Cars
SEAT Cupra Championship
Championship titles
2007 SEAT Cupra R Class

Harry Vaulkhard (born 14 October 1985) is a British racing driver. In 2010 he raced in the World Touring Car Championship for Bamboo Engineering.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Vaulkhard driving at the Oulton Park round of the 2006 SEAT Cupra Championship.

Harry's father, Nigel Vaulkhard, was a successful businessman in the Tyneside area, owning and operating a number of bars, and was also a keen classic touring car racer.[1] Harry is a former motocross competitor, who began circuit racing in cars in 2004, by racing in the Northern Sports & Saloon Championship. For 2005 he switched to the SEAT Cupra Championship, with JS Motorsport. In 2006 he finished 9th overall, for the 2005 series winners Triple-R.[2]

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

His graduation to the British Touring Car Championship for 2008 with Robertshaw Racing was confirmed in December 2007.[3] His team-mates in the expanded team were the more experienced Matt Allison in another Lacetti, and Alan Taylor in a Honda Integra. Vaulkhard qualified 10th at Donington Park but scored no points.[4]

Both Lacettis were owned by Nigel Vaulkhard, and the Robertshaw team did not run them in 2009.[5]

World Touring Car Championship[edit]

Bamboo and Vaulkhard moved to the World Touring Car Championship in 2010, with Darryl O'Young as teammate. At the third round in Monza he scored his and the team's first victory in the Independents' Trophy, as well as a main championship point for 10th overall. After the seventh round of the season he was forced to call time on his 2010 campaign due to a lack of funding. He will continue to attend WTCC events with the squad and is hopeful of finding the backing to return to racing for the final two rounds at Okayama and Macau. [6]

Other series[edit]

In 2012 Vaulkhard competed in four races in the 2012 Racecar Euro Series, driving a Chevrolet Impala for Team FJ.[7][8] He also competed in four races in the Golf GTi Championship that year, scoring three podium finishes. In 2013 he went on to become the Touch of Mojo Golf GTi Champion. In 2014 he signed with Team HARD to race in the VW Cup under the PPCGB.com Racing banner.[7] He also raced in the Suzuki Swift Sport Championship at the 2014 British Rallycross Championship final meeting at Croft.[9]

Since 2011 Vaulkhard has commentated on the World Touring Car Championship for Eurosport.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2005 SEAT Cupra Championship Great Britain J.S. Motorsport 17 0 0 42 11th
2006 SEAT Cupra Championship Great Britain 42nd Street Realty/Triple R 18 0 0 69 9th
2007 SEAT Cupra Championship Great Britain Triple R (R-Class) 20 1 4 267 1st
Renault Clio Cup Great Britain Winter Series Robertshaw Racing 4 3 0 41 11th
2008 British Touring Car Championship Robertshaw Racing 30 0 0 2 19th
2009 British Touring Car Championship Tempus Sport/Bamboo Engineering 30 0 0 22 16th
2010 World Touring Car Championship Bamboo Engineering 14 0 0 1 21st

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car 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 DC Pts
2008 Robertshaw Racing Chevrolet Lacetti BRH
1

18
BRH
2

15
BRH
3

14
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

13
ROC
3

14
DON
1

12
DON
2

14
DON
3

11
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

16
THR
3

10
CRO
1

13
CRO
2

13
CRO
3

11
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

17
SNE
3

15
OUL
1

14
OUL
2

12
OUL
3

12
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

16
KNO
3

14
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

12
SIL
3

13
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

14
19th 2
2009 Tempus Sport Chevrolet Lacetti BRH
1

8
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

9
THR
1

9
THR
2

12
THR
3

11
DON
1

5
DON
2

10
DON
3

7
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

15
OUL
3

12
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

DNS
CRO
3

DNS
16th 22
Bamboo Engineering SNE
1

10
SNE
2

9
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

11
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

11
SIL
3

11
ROC
1

13
ROC
2

11
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

Ret

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Pts
2010 Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Lacetti BRA
1

16
BRA
2

13
MAR
1

16
MAR
2

Ret
ITA
1

10
ITA
2

13
BEL
1

15
BEL
2

Ret
POR
1

15
POR
2

11
GBR
1

17
GBR
2

14
CZE
1

15
CZE
2

15
GER
1
GER
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
21st 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warburton, Dan (8 May 2014). "Son of bar tycoon Nigel Vaulkhard reveals desperate fight to save his life". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Harry SEAT 06". freewebs.com/harryvaulkhard. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "New marque for new season". crash.net. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (31 August 2010). "Vaulkhard calls time on 2010 campaign". autosport.com. Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "VaulkHARD joins PPCGB Racing". Team HARD. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Harry Vaulkhard has heart set on Nascar success". Evening Chronicle. 1 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Flame-Spitting Rallycross and Famous Faces Ready to Roar into Croft". British Automobile Racing Club. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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