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Epps returns for 2016

Team HARD. are very pleased to announce that multiple race winner Michael Epps will be back on-board to go for the 2016 Miltek Sport VW Racing Cup championship title. 

This will be a huge year for the Team as we look to continue our long term association with the VW Racing Cup and build on our domination towards the end of 2015. We had an amazing end to the season, with the first five cars across the line in the final round all under the Team HARD. banner, Epps taking a dominant double victory that weekend at Donington Park.

More importantly for Epps, this will be only his second full season in saloon car racing so he will be looking to really make his mark from the outset. This season we saw just how capable the 23-year old is behind the wheel and had it not been for a combination of teething problems at the beginning due to things being put together so last-minute, it is arguable Epps would have been fighting for overall honours in his debut year.

Tony Gilham said
“Epps has shown his outstanding potential with his performances during this season and is a joy to work with both on and off track. No doubt he will be pushing as HARD. as ever to prove his ability as a top level racing driver. Epps is a perfect fit to the team and he will be looking to challenge for the overall championship honours. We have seen how quick he can be and combined with his ability to be ultra-consistent we have the makings of a champion. He has the commitment and determination, which is a massive part of his success.”

Mike added “I’ve taken a little time to decide what direction I should head for 2016, there are so many options that look shiny as ever on the outside but later turn out to be less than desirable. I’m delighted to have come to this agreement nice and early on, so the weight is essentially off my shoulders for this part and I can focus on making sure we have the best chances of hitting the ground running faster than everyone else.”

Team HARD. and Epps are also making further improvements to their VW Golf Mk5 race cars over the winter in an attempt to further improve their advantage. Epps commented, “I still had some things I wanted to try after the season was over, to improve my car handling-wise, so I really look forward to seeing if we can work this going into next year. 2015 has been hit and miss, I want to show everyone what I’m really capable of and with Team Hard in 2016 I feel I can do just that.”

The first round of the Miltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup UK kicks off at Brands Hatch GP on 16/17 April 2016, supporting British GT.

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