Team. HARD Team Principal Tony Gilham has today confirmed to Autosport that his outfit will expand to two cars for this years British Touring Car Championship.
The Kent-based squad, who ran a Toyota Avensis for Kieran Gallagher last season before Tony Gilham returned to the hot seat at Silverstone and Brands Hatch for the final two rounds, are set to expand after TBLs (TOCA BTCC Licences) have become available due to the departure of Support Our Paras Racing from the series, along with Rob Austin’s switch to Handy Motorsport.
Gilham told Autosport: “We are moving into the British GT world this year too, so we are really expanding.
“We are looking at what cars we will use in the BTCC.”
“We want to have two of the same type of cars, but they might not necessarily be the Avensis that we ran in 2015. We have got some options for a different machine.”
Team. HARD have already confirmed Chris Smiley as their first driver for the new campaign, but are yet to start their pre-season testing program ahead of the official Season Launch at Donington Park on March 22nd.