Team.HARD confirm expansion to four-car VW outfit for 2018

Team.HARD confirm expansion to four-car VW outfit for 2018

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Team.HARD have extended their partnership with Brisky Racing and will field an expanded four-car Volkswagen CC entry into next years British Touring Car Championship.

It follows the recent acquisition of renowned engineer Geoff Kingston from Speedworks Motorsport by Tony Gilham’s outfit, and the four cars are likely to be entered as two separate teams due to logistics.

The team is yet to confirm any driver other than VW Cup graduate Bobby Thompson for the upcoming campaign.

All four cars are expected to undergo development and testing before the new season kicks off at Brands Hatch on 8-9 April next year.

“We have been working with Richard (Wheeler) and Brisky Racing for the last two years and our relationship has developed very quickly as we have the same drive and determination on a business level, but also share the same passion for motorsport,” said Tony Gilham.

“This will allow us to extend to four BTCC cars for 2018 but at the same time bring another dimension to our infrastructure behind the scenes, meaning that we can really focus on our development as a team aiming for the top.”

“Team HARD and Brisky Racing will be names that are seen more and more over the years to come as we have lots of plans in the pipeline.  Richard [Wheeler, boss at Brisky] has been a huge part of that and this is another major development for us as a team.”