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New Advert June 2015

Our Latest Advert revealed in Evo and Performance Vauxhall magazines.

Courtenay Sport Advert

Courtenay Sport Advert




Self Adhesive Courtenay Sport Splat!

Gel Dome Resin Raised Bubble Badge

In Black with the Courtenay Sport Logo in Silver

Measures approximately 85mm x 85mm overall

Courtenay Sport Splats are Now Available £1.80

Astra J VXR Panel Filters

Courtenay Sport High Flow Panel Filters are now available for the Astra J VXR.

A high flow re-useable foam panel filter for improved air flow.

£34.95 + P&P Available Online Now

Courtenay Sport High Flow Panel Filter

Courtenay Sport High Flow Panel Filter

Courtenay Sport Key Rings

Courtenay Sport Key Ring.

A black simulated leather key ring with metal surround and a high quality Dome Resin Courtenay Sport Logo in Silver on a black background, giving a 3D look.

Measures approximately 84mm x 28mm (excludes ring) Overall Length approximately 106mm

£5.50 Now Available from our Online Web Shop. Buy Now Click Here!
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Courtenay Sport Key Rings

Courtenay Sport Key Rings

Autosport International 2012

Autosport International – The Racing Car Show

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Courtenay Sport are exhibiting at the 2012 Autosport International Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham between Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th January 2012. (Public Admission Saturday and Sunday)

This is a must for any motorsport enthusiast. If you like cars and any kind of Motorsport then this is the perfect day out for you. From Karting up to Formula One and from supercars to iconic cars, AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL is the best place to start your season!

We have drives available in the 2012 Production Touring Car Trophy in our Astra VXR’s, so this will be an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in competing in the 2012 championship to come along and discuss your requirements with the back to back 2010 and 2011 champions.

We will be on stand 7540 in Hall 7. Whether you’re a competitor or enthusiast, why not come and visit us?

For more details or to book tickets visit

Production Touring Cars Qualifying Session

Courtenay Sport’s 2010 and 2011 Championship Winning Astra VXR of Adrian Churchill in the Qualifying Session of the Production Touring Cars at Donington Park 2011.

Racer Industries Britcar 24 Hour

Racer Industires Astra

Racer Industires Astra © Gary Walton 2011

Ryan McLeod’s Racer Industries team from Australia brought their Holden Astra 2.0  Turbo over to the UK for the Brit Car 24 Hour Race 2011 held at Silverstone 30 September – 2 October.

The car based upon the 3 door Astra Z20LEL has had a complete engine rebuild and runs a Garrett Turbo set up with Motec engine management. A full roll cage, race seat and harnesses, coilover suspension, uprated brakes and Team Dynamics wheels complete the package.

Having already completed the Dubai 24 hour race in January this year, the car had undergone a few changes and ran at Barcelona a week ealier unfortuantely suffering an engine bay fire due to overheating wiring. The team of 5 drivers  for Britcar consisted of  McLeod, Walshn Camilleri, Kaye and Joe Girling, well known to us from the Production Toring Car Championship.

The Astra was prepared in Australia and is fitted with several key components supplied to the team by Courtenay Sport including a Courtenay Sport Astra VXR Full Height Intercooler, Courtenay Sport Cast Exhaust Manifold for GT turbo, Courtenay Klasen High Flow Inlet Manifold, Courtenay High Fow Plenum, Race Cera-Metallic Clutch, Billet Steel Flywheel, Astra VXR Enlarged Water Radiator, additional brake cooling ducts and Courtenay Sport Silicone Hoses.

After an eventful 24 hours racing, the car finished P11 out of 57; Congratulations Guys.

Britcar 24 Hour Race Results

Racer Industires Astra

Racer Industires Astra © Dave Woodall 2011

Total Vauxhall Live 2011 Gallery

A selection of images from the Courtenay Sport Sponsored Total Vauxhall Live 2011 Show. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day, who put their cars on display and who demonstrated their cars out on track. A special thank you to Ade who took people out for passenger laps in the race car and to Stephan and Frank who brought their big power Westfield’s over from Germany. A great day was enjoyed all round, with glorious weather all day.

On display we had: Stephan Klasen’s Westfield Sport Turbo with Big Turbo Conversion and 380bhp in a 620kg car, Frank’s Westfield Sport Turbo, Dave’s Astra VXR Nürburgring Sprint, Mark’s Insignia VXR 349bhp, Tim’s Corsa VXR Sprint Stage 4 with 280bhp on our Z16LEH manifold and Z20LEH turbo, Wayne’s Astra VXR (373 bhp with our cast manifold and Garret Conversion), Adam’s and Dan’s brace of modified VX220 Turbos, Kieran’s Courtenay Supercharged VX220 2.2, John’s Blue Astra VXR Sprint, Andy and Billy’s Corsa B Z20LET, Mark’s Vecra VXR (340bhp), Mark’s Silver Astra VXR Sprint and the two Astra VXR race cars.

“Courtenay Sport Display at Total Vauxhall Live, sponsored by Courtenay Sport on Saturday 30th July 2011.”

From Total Vauxhall Live 2011. Posted by Mark Watts on 7/31/2011 (34 items)

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Total Vauxhall Live Track Time Rules

Track Time Rules

Please ensure you read the track time rules for Total Vauxhall Live and are aware of the experience required for the session that you are booking – Track Time bookings are non refundable.


All drivers must be 18 or over
All drivers must be at least 5’2” tall
All drivers must have a full driving licence. You must show both parts on the day of the event
All drivers must attend a briefing before going out on track
Helmets are compulsory
Drivers must have arms and legs covered at all times whilst driving. Overalls will NOT be available for hire on the day
Seatbelts are compulsory
Drivers must sign an indemnity and fill in all relevant track paperwork before going out on track
No hand held cameras allowed in cars when on circuit


Only front seat passengers are permitted
Passengers must be 18 or over
All passengers must be at least 5’2” tall
Helmets are compulsory
Passengers must have arms and legs covered at all times whilst in the car. Overalls will NOT be available for hire on the day
Seatbelts are compulsory
Passengers must sign an indemnity before going out on track

Driving standards:

All drivers must attend a briefing before going out on the circuit and these must be followed
Treat your first lap as a sighting lap
Racing is not permitted
Overtake on the straight only. Overtake on the right (usually the inside of the track)
Drivers must not overtake in Red zones or after the brake signs
Check your mirrors regularly
Always do a cool down lap at the end of your session
Any driver spinning, racing or driving dangerously will be reported and may be refused extra track time
Drive slowly in the paddock, there will be a lot of pedestrians – be aware of them
When leaving the track at the end of your session you must use the slip road into the pitlane
Drivers will be watched at all times. If reported the driver will get a yellow card
If a driver gets 2 yellow cards they will be banned along with the car

Vehicle restrictions:

Your car must be in-keeping with Total Vauxhall Live
Your vehicle must be in suitable condition for circuit driving and to MOT test standards
Cars fitted with slick tyres are not permitted on track
Tyres must meet the recommended pressure for high speed driving
Do NOT overfill petrol tanks
3 wheel cars are not permitted on the circuit
All vehicles will be sound checked prior to taking to the circuit
All vehicles must comply to the strict noise limit of 100db(A)
Measured at ½ metre from the exhaust outlet at 4500rpm
Merlin Motorsport, located at the Circuit, offer a range of bolt-on “Silencing Accessories”
The Castle Combe Marshals reserve the right to refuse any car from being driven on the circuit for whatever reason – their decision is final

Flag and traffic light signals:

Should a session be stopped for any reason, red lights will be switched on around the circuit and/or red flag at the side of the track

Red flag/lights – Prepare to stop, check mirrors, slow down to approximately 20mph and return to pits/start line and follow the officials instructions

Yellow flag/lights – Indicates danger, slow down considerably, be prepared to take evasive action including stopping if necessary. No overtaking.

Chequered flag – Indicates that you must come off the track at the end of the lap, continue around the circuit and use the pit slip road to exit the track

Black flag – We have seen something dangerous on your car, slow down and return to the pit lane

Production Touring Car Trophy – Snetterton

Qualifying :: ::

It was competitive throughout the 20 minute session at a dry but slightly cloudy Snetterton but at least the pre 10am start meant temperatures weren’t too high.

Having had a good Friday practise, Adrian Churchill with no ballast on board was lapping in the 1:21’s and on lap 5 of a total of 6 put together a 1:20.922 to take pole.

2nd to 6th was very hard fought with places constantly changing. Kevin George in our sister Astra had second for most of the session but slipped to 6th by just 0.005 sec with 3 tenths covering 2nd to 6th.

Kevin came into the pits to allow his tyres to cool and with 2 minutes of qualifying left went out for one final lap, and found 4 tenths extra posting a 1:21.950, the only other car to get into the 1 minute 21’s.

A great start to the weekend.

Qualifying Results Snetterton

Qualifying Results Snetterton

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Courtenay Sport to Headline Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live Event

Courtenay Sport Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live

Courtenay Sport Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live

Courtenay Sport are Headline Sponsors of Total Vauxhall Live, the all-Vauxhall track event taking place at Castle Combe Racing Circuit, Wiltshire on Saturday July 30, 2011.

Courtenay Astra VXR Sport Maxx 2010

Courtenay Astra VXR Sport Maxx 2010

Courtenay Sport had a fantastic season last year in the Dunlop Sport Maxx Production Cup, where Adrian Churchill scooped the championship in his Courtenay tuned Astra VXR. 

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Vectra VXR Benefits from Bespoke ECU Remap

We were asked by a customer to diagnose a misfire on his Vectra VXR, which had occurred at around the same time as a set of spark plugs had been replaced.

Initially we checked which plugs were fitted in the front bank (as these are easy to check) and also to check the plug gap, which is critical on mapped cars. At this point all seemed well as the plugs were iridium ones, and they were correctly gapped.

Running the car on the rolling road (with full datalogging facilities) the car did indeed have a misfire running the ecu remap that was installed. As the plugs seemed fine, wondering if software had anything to do with the misfire we mapped back to standard (as the customer had brought his hand held unit with him) and ran the car again. The misfire had gone.

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Revised Astra VXR Intercooler

We have recently revised our Astra and Zafria VXR intercooler pipework, after requests from customers, to improve upon an already excellent design. From its existing design, the complete kit has been tested and proven to in excess of 420bhp (the intercooler core is good for 600bhp) with the intercooler utilising 60mm pipework from the turbo (the moment we can step it up from the OE 50mm turbo outlet we do) to the intercooler 60mm inlet. The intercooler outlet was 50mm, and stepped up to 60mm by the start of the OE map sensor pipe which we made use of in our original kit.
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Production Touring Car Trophy – Silverstone

Saturday 26th March marked the start of the new Production Touring Car Trophy (PTCT) with the opening rounds at Silverstone Circuit, using the new full GP circuit.

After some positive pre-season testing the field was assembled for qualification, with Adrian’s car now wearing Number 1. New 2011 rules have allowed for changed to be made to suspension bushes (if required) along with the introduction of slick tyres to improve grip still further over the previous Direzza tyres.

With qualification under way, the full GP circuit is a long long lap, however the top 6 cars all put their fastest qualifying times in on lap 3; the pole time was 2:24.290 set by car number 1 some 2.66 seconds ahead of Carnaby’s Astra VXR, Cook’s Megane was 3rd, Bensley’s Astra VXR 4th and Gary Duckman’s Seat completed the top 5.

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Another Astra 1.9 CDTi 150PS

Had another Astra 1.9 SRi CDTi (150PS) in on the rolling road today.

What a fantastic car and engine combination. An ecu remap resulted in nice and safe 185 bhp with 330 lb ft torque; more than enough to trade blows with an Astra VXR! Plus 50 miles per gallon.

A remapped Astra H CDTi SRi (with a rear ARB and DAP spring set) has got to be the best cross-country hack around at the moment. Great chassis, plenty of go and it will leave your fuel card (credit card) in your wallet for that little bit longer!!

Courtenay Sport’s New Astra VXR Race Car

Astra VXR Race Car Engine Bay

Astra VXR Race Car Engine Bay

A few of you may be aware that we have acquired another race car for the forthcoming season. The car is a former Triple 8 Race Engineering prepared Astra VXR Chassis No 001, that previously ran in the Dunlop Sport Maxx Production Cup.

Over the winter months we have set about carrying out a full and thorough overhaul of the car in preparation for the 2011 Dunlop Production Touring Car Trophy. Read more


Courtenay Sport Astra VXR Race Car

Courtenay Sport Astra VXR Race Car

Welcome to Courtenay Sport’s new blog. This blog will serve as an additional resource alongside our main website to keep everyone updated on what we are up to on a daily basis. We hope you enjoy it.

The Courtenay Sport Blog

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