Quotes from the opening race day of the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season Bobby Thompson: “Great finish, three points finishes!...
Aron Taylor-Smith: “What a turnaround on race day. We are really getting a handle on the chassis, and this is by far the best that it’s felt for...
Quotes from the ninth qualifying session of the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Bobby Thompson: “That was the best feeling...
Team HARD. Racing is delighted to announce that we have been selected as the 2022 Motorsport Team of the Year by The Prestige Awards. The Corporate...
HARD. X-Kart Scholarship 2023
Team HARD. Racing have partnered with X-Kart for a new exciting scholarship for the 2023 race season.
HARD. X-Kart is offering you the opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the 2023 Junior Kart Championship (JKC) series in the newest X-Kart chassis worth £25,000.
Having run our track racing scholarship for a number of years we are delighted to be able to offer something for the younger racer (aged 12-15) who is at the start of their career.
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We have an inhouse team of fully qualified vehicle technicians that offer a top-quality service for all cars. Oil changes, filter changes and everything in between can be carried out by the team to ensure that your car has the best chances of passing the next M.O.T.
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Árón Taylor-Smith made his return to the British Touring Car Championship last season with the team and has continued his contract into 2022.
Prior to 2021, Taylor-Smith last competed in the 2017 BTCC where he took multiple race wins in the now retired Volkswagen CC. Since his debut in 2011, he has completed seven full seasons in the series. In 2018, Taylor-Smith switched to GT racing taking several class wins in the Blancpain GT Sprint Cup series and competed in the British GT championship in 2019. However, Árón felt the 2021 season was the right time to make his return to the BTCC.
Team HARD. Racing welcomes the return of Bobby Thompson to the British Touring Car Championship. Bobby first joined the team in 2017 when he championed in the VW Cup before graduating to the British Touring Car Championship for 2018. Here, Bobby scored points in his debut season, proving to be valuable talent in the reputable championship. Continuing with Team HARD, Bobby competed in the 2019 BTCC with ‘GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct’, and again in 2020 under the ‘GKR with Trade Price Cars Racing’ banner.
British racing driver Nic Hamilton is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.
Hamilton remains with the team in which he achieved his best qualifying position, and first points finish in the UK’s premier motorsport series after driving one of the teams Volkswagen CC’s in 2020 before remaining with the team for the 2021 season piloting the teams new CUPRA Leon.
Team HARD. Racing welcomes Will Powell as the fourth and final driver in Team HARD. Racings’ Cupra Leon line-up for the 2022 KwikFit British Touring Car Championship, as the 37-year-old makes his debut in the series.
Powell has raced in multiple UK championships spanning from single seaters to GT cars. He drove the Brabham BT62 Competition in the marque’s return to racing at Brands Hatch in 2019 before winning the British Endurance Series championship in a McLaren GT3 in 2021 and has competed in TCR.
Rick Parfitt JNR
Rick Parfitt Jr returns to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship after confirming the switch to Team HARD. Racing for the upcoming season. He will be at the wheel of the ‘Upton Steel with Team Hard. Racing Infiniti Q50 and his sights are firmly set on challenging for the Jack Sears trophy in 2022.
The former two time British GT Champion, debuted in the championship last season and narrowly missed out on scoring his first championship points on multiple occasions, something he is looking to change this time out.
After bringing home the 2021 British Touring Car Championship, the Infiniti Q50 with Laser Tools Racing continues to run alongside Team HARD Racing.
The two-man team will see Aiden Moffat and Dexter Patterson maintain the Infiniti’s front-running performance.
“For me, there is nothing like the BTCC as a fan, a driver, a team owner or a businessman. At every level it ticks all the boxes. It’s a TV show with some great characters which is full of highs and lows. The marketing of the championship is fantastic with the fan base being second to none. You won’t find another championship like it. For 2022 we are continuing to develop the Cupra Leon which we introduced to the series in 2021 with proven race winner Aron Taylor-Smith behind the wheel. He will be pushed hard by BTCC podium sitter Bobby Thompson, Nicloas Hamilton and newcomer Will Powell.
Realistically, all we want to do is to keep improving. We want to win every championship we compete in and we have done in the Britcar, VW Cup and British GT, yet the BTCC still eludes us. To win the BTCC outright would write our team in UK motorsport history. We are a young team that is pushing established manufacturers to the limit and our plan is to bring our partners along for the rise to the top of the UK’s most prestigious championship and beyond!”