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Martin Byford

Martin Byford
NationalityBritish
Born (1972-05-27) 27 May 1972 (age 48)
Colchester (England)
Previous series
2008
2001-02, 2006-07, 2013
2005
2003-04
2000
1995-96
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
2012

2007
2005
2003
1995
Britcar MSA British Endurance
Renault Clio Cup UK
Mazda MAX5 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. He is currently driving for BPM Motorsport in the 2019 Dunlop Endurance Championship with Ashley Woodman.

Racing career

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]

For the 2019 season of Britcar, Byford was again entered to race with BPM Motorsport after a successful 2018 season with Ash Woodman in a CUPRA León TCR.

Byford will compete in the Britcar Endurance Championship, for the sixth time in a row and the fourth in the CUPRA León TCR, continuing with Ash Woodman for EDF Motorsports.[3]

Racing record

Complete British GT Championship results

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2000 NCK Motorsport Marcos LM600 GT THR
1

15
CRO
1

3
OUL
1

2
DON
1

7
SIL
1

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
DON
1

7
CRO
1

Ret
SIL
1

13
SNE
1

8
SPA
1

10
SIL
1

15
10th 55

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(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

Complete Britcar results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position in class - 1 point awarded just in first race; races in italics indicate fastest lap in class - 1 point awarded all races;-

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC CP Points
2012 Bullrun Lotus Evora 3 SIL
1

6
DON1
1

6
SNE1
1

6
BRH
1

4
OUL
1

1
SNE2
1

3
DON2
1

12
1st 1st 244
2016 Synchro Motorsport Honda Civic Type R 5 SIL
1
SNE
1

7
DON
1
THR
1
CRO
1
SIL
1

12
OUL
1

12
BRH
1
4th 1st 116
2017 Synchro Motorsport Honda Civic Type R E5 SIL1
1
SIL1
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
SIL2
1
SIL2
2
BRH
1

15
BRH
1

6
DON
1
DON
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL2
1
12th 1st 113
S5 BRH
1

7
BRH
1

5
8th 3rd 53
2018 BPM Racing CUPRA León TCR E4 ROC
1

15
ROC
1

4
SIL1
1
SIL1
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

DNS
SNE
1
SNE
2
SIL2
1
SIL2
2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

2
8th 4th 102
2019 BPM Racing CUPRA León TCR 4 SIL1
1

19
SIL1
2

18
SIL2
1

13
SIL2
2

14
BRH1
1

4
BRH1
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
OUL1
1

14
OUL1
2

DNS
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL2
1
OUL2
2
BRH2
1
BRH2
1
23rd 6th 95
2020 EDF Motorsports CUPRA León TCR 4 CRO
1

3
CRO
2

7
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

11
OUL
1
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

6
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

15
7th 3rd 174
2021 EDF Motorsports CUPRA León TCR 4 SIL
1
SIL
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
BRH
1
BRH
1
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
1

References

  1. ^ "Martin Byford joins AmD Milltek Racing - BTCC News". BTCCPages.com. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Martin Byford still keen on British Touring Car return despite sportscar deal - BTCC news". Autosport.Com. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Hedley, Calire (7 December 2020). "Successful Seat Pairing Return". Britcar Endurance. Retrieved 2020.

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