Martyn Bell

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Martyn Bell
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1964-07-17) July 17, 1964 (age 52)
England
Previous series
200609
2002–05
BTCC
Kumho BMW Championship
Championship titles
2004 Kumho BMW Championship

Martyn Bell (born 17 July 1964) is an auto racing driver. Since 2006 he has contested the British Touring Car Championship, but he spent the majority of his career racing BMWs in various championships. He won one overall title and 3 class titles in his 9 years of driving BMWs for Geoff Steel (himself a former BTCC racer) and was the first person to campaign a BMW E46 in the UK.

In 2006 he and Steel moved into the British Touring Car Championship in a 320i. He returned for the 2007 BTCC season with the same car under the team allaboutproperty.com Team banner. In 2008 he teamed up with fellow BTCC racer Erkut Kızılırmak with two former works Vauxhall Astra Sports Hatch for Team Arkas Racing with Tech-Speed Motorsport. He competed in the 2009 championship in a two-car Tech-Speed Motorsport outfit, alongside Paul O'Neill.

Bell will take a sabbatical from motorsport for 2010 due to a hip injury he sustained during the previous year.[1]

Personal[edit]

Martyn is primarily a family man, married with two children and the Proprietor of Martyn Bell Motor Engineers Limited in Barrow upon Humber, some 15 miles (24 km) from Grimsby in North Lincolnshire.

Martyn is a popular figure who always has time for his fan. He works hard for his Sponsors, taking the BMW to events and exhibitions all over the UK and Europe. When not racing he is involved in his local community supporting many local events. Martyn has trained as a Motor Sport Marshal and can sometimes be found at Cadwell Park Circuit putting something back into the Sport. He is an accomplished public speaker.

Racing record[edit]

Bell driving the Geoff Steel Racing-run BMW at the Brands Hatch round of the 2006 British Touring Car Championship.
Bell driving at the Oulton Park round of the 2006 British Touring Car Championship.

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team/Car Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
Pre
1996
Motocross  ?  ?  ?  ?
1997 BMW Championship (BMW 325i Sport E30)  ?  ?  ? 4th
in class
1998 BMW Championship (BMW 325i Sport E30)  ?  ?  ?  ?
1999 BMW Championship (BMW 325i Sport E30/BMW M3 E36)  ?  ?  ? 1st
in class
2000 BMW Championship (BMW 325i Sport E30/BMW M3 E36)  ?  ?  ? 1st
in class
2001 BMW Championship (BMW 325i Sport E30/BMW M3 E36)  ?  ?  ? 1st
in class
2002 BMW Championship (BMW M3 E36)  ?  ?  ? 2nd
2003 Kumho BMW Championship (BMW M3 E46)  ?  ?  ? 3rd
in class
(7th
Overall)
2004 Kumho BMW Championship (BMW M3 E46)  ?  ?  ? 1st
2005 Kumho BMW Championship (BMW M3 E46)  ?  ?  ? 2nd
in class
(4th
overall)
2006 British Touring Car Championship Geoff Steel Racing
(BMW 320i E46)
30 0 0 0 0 8 18th
2007 British Touring Car Championship Team Allaboutproperty.com
(BMW 320i E46)
30 0 0 0 0 3 21st
2008 British Touring Car Championship Arkas Racing with Sunshine.co.uk
(Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch)
30 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2009 British Touring Car Championship Sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed Motorsport
(Honda Integra Type R)
21 0 0 0 0 2 23rd

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 Pos Pts
2006 Geoff Steel Racing BMW 320i BRH
1

10
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

Ret
MON
1

15
MON
2

9
MON
3

11
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

13
OUL
3

14
THR
1

12
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

DNS
CRO
1

16
CRO
2

15
CRO
3

16
DON
1

14
DON
2

12
DON
3

10
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

13
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

10
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

13
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

15
18th 8
2007 Team allaboutproperty.com BMW 320i BRH
1

13
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

11
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

12
ROC
3

DNS
THR
1

13
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

15
CRO
1

14
CRO
2

12
CRO
3

Ret
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

14
OUL
3

10
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

20
DON
3

20
SNE
1

15
SNE
2

12
SNE
3

16
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

14
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

17
KNO
3

13
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

16
THR
3

Ret
21st 3
2008 Arkas Racing with sunshine.co.uk Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

16
ROC
1

18
ROC
2

17
ROC
3

12
DON
1

14
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

17
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

15
CRO
1

20
CRO
2

16
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

18
SNE
3

14
OUL
1

18
OUL
2

13
OUL
3

14
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

18
KNO
3

18
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

18
BRH
1

17
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

Ret
23rd 0
2009 Sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed Motorsport Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

10
BRH
2

12
BRH
3

10
THR
1

13
THR
2

14
THR
3

13
DON
1

15
DON
2

15
DON
3

19
OUL
1

17
OUL
2

17
OUL
3

15
CRO
1

15
CRO
2

13
CRO
3

11
SNE
1

SNE
2

SNE
3

KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

SIL
1

15
SIL
2

15
SIL
3

18
ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

BRH
1

17
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

Ret
23rd 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2010-01-25). "Hip injury forces Bell out for 2010". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

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