Eibach Extends Partnership with BTCC champions VX Racing
Suspension specialist Eibach UK has extended its technical partnership with Vauxhall’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship works team VX Racing following its successful 2007 season. Eibach supplied the team with performance springs and is proud of the contribution the springs’ immediate response, reduced body roll, increased stability and enhanced cornering ability made towards clinching the Drivers and Manufacturers Championships.
The extended deal was brokered by Triple Eight Race Engineering (888), the Greatworth-based organisation responsible for Vauxhall’s motorsport operations, which was highly pleased with Eibach’s contribution to the race-winning Vauxhall Vectra. “Eibach is the perfect partner for VX Racing,” said 888’s Commercial and Marketing Director Franck Marie. “Without doubt, Eibach has been an integral part of our success in 2007.
“They produce the components we need quickly and to a faultless quality and our engineers have a very close relationship that allows us to produce one-off parts and ‘specials’, even under the pressure of the BTCC calendar.”
After taking the 2007 Drivers Championship by three points in the season’s final race, Fabrizio Giovanardi and teammates Tom Chilton and Alain Menu also secured the Manufacturers BTCC title for the Luton marque. For the 2008 season crowd favourite and double BTCC champion Matt Neal will be joining as Giovanardi’s teammate, so VX Racing looks strong to repeat its success with Eibach’s continued support.
Under the terms of the new agreement, VX Racing’s 2008 cars will be prepared using bespoke products specified by 888’s engineers and crafted by Eibach’s Motorsport team in Finnentrop, Germany in a two-way exchange of information and technical expertise.