Martin Byford

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Martin Byford
Nationality British
Born (1972-05-27) 27 May 1972 (age 45)
Colchester (England)
Previous series
2008
2001–02, 200607, 2013
2005
2003–04
2000
199596
1993–94
SEAT Cupra Championship
Renault Clio Cup UK

Mazda MX5 Championship
Super Coupe Cup
British GT Championship
British F3 Championship
British Formula Ford
Championship titles
2007
2005
2003
1995
Renault Clio Cup UK
Mazda MX5 Championship
Super Coupe Cup
British F3 Class B

Martin Byford (born 27 May 1972) is a British racing driver from Colchester. He competed in the BTCC in 2011 for AmD Milltek.

Racing career[edit]

Byford began racing in single seaters, mainly in Formula Ford and Formula 3 cars. He later moved onto tin tops, racing in several club series.

He moved into the British GT Championship in 2000, where he achieved a few podium finishes. For 2001 he raced in the Renault Clio Cup UK, finishing 3rd in the championship after a successful debut season. Byford remained in the championship for 2002, however he only managed 4th position in the championship.

Byford's next championship titles were the 2003 Super Coupe Cup and 2005 Mazda MX5 Championship. In 2006 he returned to the Clio Cup and finished 5th in the championship, in 2007 he won the championship despite not winning a race.

2008 saw Byford move into the Seat Cupra Cup, where he finished 3rd in the championship after achieving three wins.

Budget issues prevented Byford from racing full-time for the next few seasons, until he was given the chance to race for AmD Milltek in the BTCC after their previous driver Tom Onslow-Cole left the team.[1]

Byford signed with Team Bullrun in the Britcar British Endurance Championship after he was unable to raise the necessary funds to continue racing in the BTCC.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just 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
2011 AmD Milltek Racing.com Volkswagen Golf BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

16
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

Ret
KNO
3

Ret
ROC
1

20
ROC
2

18
ROC
3

16
BRH
1

22
BRH
2

15
BRH
3

16
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

24
SIL
3

15
30th 0

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