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Tony Gilham
Tony gilham oultonpark2011
Tony Gilham at Oulton Park 2011.

Nationality

British

Born

May 19, 1979 (age 33) Bromley, (England)

current series

British Touring Car Championship

Current team

RCIB Insurance & HARD.

Starts

45

Points

83

Podiums

1

Wins

0

Poles

0

Highest Championship Position

15th

Anthony "Tony" Allen Gilham (born 19 May 1979 in Bromley, Kent) is a British auto racing driver. He is known for his distinctive pink and green racing liveries.



Racing careerEdit

Early YearsEdit

A former cage fighter,[1] , ballet dancer and dressage novelist -Gilham's first full season of racing came in 2005, competing in the MR2 Championship. He won the drivers title, including four race wins. The following year he switched to the VW Cup. With four race wins, he finished the year fourth on points despite reliability issues with the car. In 2007 he won the championship. In 2008 he competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, finishing as runner-up in the pro-am 1 class. Gilham spent two more years in the championship, finishing fourth in class during 2009 with Redline Racing, and third in class in 2010.

British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

For 2011 he stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship. He competed in a Vauxhall Vectra for Triple 8 Race Engineering under the 888 Racing with Collins Contractors banner.[2]

Gilham started the season well at Brands Hatch. He scored points in each of the first three meetings, before his form dropped off in the three after in which he scored no points.

220px-Tony Gilham, Thruxton, Apr 2012

Gilham driving for RCIB Insurance & HARD at the Thruxton round of the 2012 BTCC season.

It was announced in mid-August that due to funding issues he had lost his seat at Triple Eight.[3] He missed the Knockhill round before returning at Rockingham for Geoff Steel Racing[4] in a BMW 320si which ran a normally aspirated engine until the Silverstone round when a Next Generation Touring Car turbo engine was fitted.


For 2012 he driving for his own team, Tony Gilham Racing, which races under the RCIB Insurance & HARD banner. Gilham announced he would race the Super 2000-NGTC Honda Civic which Gordon Shedden had driven to second in the championship the previous season.[5][6] At Donnigton he took his first podium being promoted to third after Matt Jackson was disqualified. He took pole position for the reversed grid race at Thruxton but having slipped down to third, damaged his car and retired from the race.[7] Gillham decided to allow rookie Howard Fuller to make his bttc debut at Rockingham replacing Rob Holland who had a clashing date. [8]

Gillham behind a redstone racing

Gilham attempting to overtake a Redstone Racing Car

Racing RecordEdit

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded all races) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 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 17 18 19 20 Pos Pts
2008 ReDesign Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Template:Tooltip BRH
1

6
BRH
2

9
ROC
1

7
ROC
2

9
DON
1

8
DON
2

8
THR
1

8
THR
2

6
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

9
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

7
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

8
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

7
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

9
6th 173
2009 Redline Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Template:Tooltip BRH
1

7
BRH
2

Ret
THR
1

6
THR
2

6
DON
1

6
DON
2

9
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

9
CRO
1

9
CRO
2

8
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

5
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

7
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

10
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

6
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
9th 141
2010 Re-Design Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Template:Tooltip THR
1

8
THR
2

12
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

7
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

8
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

11
CRO
1

9
CRO
2

8
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

8
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

14
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

8
DON
1

7
DON
2

10
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

8
9th 145



Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(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 given 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
2011 888 Racing with Collins Contractors Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

8
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

9
DON
1

15
DON
2

8
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

11
THR
2

10
THR
3

9
OUL
1

14
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

12
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

12
CRO
3

12
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

13
SNE
3

15
KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

19th 12
Geoff Steel Racing BMW 320si ROC
1

15
ROC
2

14
ROC
3

17
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

23
BRH
3

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

19
SIL
3

19
2012 RCIB Insurance & HARD. Honda Civic BRH
1

18
BRH
2

13
BRH
3

10
DON
1

14
DON
2

7
DON
3

3
THR
1

11
THR
2

9
THR
3

Ret*
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

11
OUL
3

10
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

11
CRO
3

Ret
15th* 71*
Thorney Motorsport Vauxhall Insignia SNE
1

13
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3



* Season in progress



ReferencesEdit



External linksEdit



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