Round 10 – Brands Hatch GP: Qualifying

Quotes from the final qualifying session of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Bobby Thompson: “I’m very happy although a part of me wants more, maybe I’m greedy but really happy I could give the team three solid top 10 results today. It proves...

Round 9 – Silverstone: Race Day

Quotes from the Ninth race day of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season at Silverstone   Dan Lloyd: “A really good day overall. Yesterday was tough, but we made some big changes to the car and the first race was amazing as we went from the...

Round 9 – Silverstone: Qualifying Quotes

Quotes from the ninth qualifying session of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Dan Lloyd: "Disappointed with 21st today, 15th would have been a good effort with the package we have but we were pinged on track limits. It really wasn't the best...

Team Statement: Autobrite Direct Step Up

Following recent events behind the scenes, we would like to share our thanks to our long-standing partner, Autobrite Direct, who has gone above and beyond to support us in the wake of a recent setback. Since 2017, Autobrite Direct has been right there with us, and...

Thompson Back in the Driving Seat for Season Climax

Team HARD. Racing is thrilled to announce the return of Bobby Thompson to the wheel of a Cupra Leon for the conclusion of the 2023 BTCC season. This exciting news comes after a number of the team's loyal partners have helped the team continue to battle the challenging...

Round 8 – Donington Park GP: Race Day

Quotes from the eighth race day of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season at Donington Park GP Dan Lloyd: “It’s difficult to really find the words to express how I feel after the final race. It’s just devastating to be so close to victory and then...

Round 8 – Donington Park GP Qualifying Quotes

Quotes from the eighth qualifying session of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Dan Lloyd: “I’m really disappointed with qualifying, I thought we had a good chance of having a good result today. In general, the car was a little bit loose and I...

Tommy Gilham to Debut at Mini Challenge Trophy during Donington Park Weekend

Team HARD. Racing is delighted to announce that Tommy Gilham, the son of team owner Tony Gilham, is gearing up to make his debut in the Mini Challenge Trophy. This weekend's racing event at Donington Park, in support of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), is...

Round 7 – Knockhill: Race Day

Quotes from the seventh race day of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season at Knockhill Dan Lloyd: "I'm really pleased with the weekend. It was strong for us in all conditions, including the chaotic wet-dry conditions we faced in race 1. We...

Round 7 – Knockhill Qualifying Quotes

Quotes from the seventh qualifying session of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Dan Lloyd: “A really good job by everyone in the trickiest conditions of the season. We were going really well in the wet and were looking forward to wet...


Gornall Replaces Butel

Gornall Replaces Butel

Team HARD. Racing is happy to announce the return of James Gornall to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for the final round of the 2023...

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HARD. X-Kart Scholarship 2024

Team HARD. Racing have partnered with X-Kart for a new exciting scholarship for the 2024 race season.

HARD. X-Kart is offering you the opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the 2024 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.

Road Car Services

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.

If you are looking for more power or economy from your vehicle why not bring it in for an engine remap by one of our certified team.

Dan Lloyd

Team HARD. Racing is delighted to announce the signing to multiple Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship race winner Daniel Lloyd for the 2023 season. Lloyd, a three-time race winner in 2022 joins the team from Excelr8 Motorsport.

The 30-year-old from Huddersfield spent four-bit part years in the UK’s premier motorsport series between 2010 – 2018 before becoming a staple of the championships line-up in 2021. The 2023 season will be his third consecutive full season campaign and one he will be looking to challenge for the Independents crown.

Michael Crees

Team HARD. Racing is delighted to announce the return of Michael Crees to the team for the remainder of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. Michael, who previously raced with the team in 2019, is set to make a strong comeback following his successful stint with the Power Maxed Racing outfit in 2022.

Michael made his BTCC debut in 2019 and quickly established himself as a talented and competitive driver within the series. His impressive performances and consistent dedication on the track led to his crowning as the Jack Sears trophy champion in 2020, highlighting his abilities and commitment to the sport.

Dexter Patterson

Team HARD. Racing are delighted to confirm that 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship rookie, Dexter Patterson will race for the team in 2023. Patterson, raced under the Laser Tools sponsored Infiniti Q50 in his debut season, alongside fellow Scot Aiden Moffat but after a successful test in the Cupra in November, Patterson was excited to build on last season in newer machinery.

Next season will be 19 year-old Patterson’s first season in front-wheel drive machinery after competing in International F4 championships and the British F3 series before moving up to the UK’s premier Motorsport series, the BTCC in 2022.

Daryl DeLeon

Team HARD. Racing, is thrilled to announce that 17-year-old racing prodigy Daryl DeLeon will be stepping in as the replacement driver for the team, following the departure of Jade Edwards. Daryl, who emerged as the winner of the team’s highly competitive 2023 scholarship program, has showcased remarkable talent and has been turning heads with his exceptional performances this year.

Daryl’s entry into the series marks the first for a competitor from the Philippines and he joins after obtaining a commanding lead in this season’s Radical UK championship.

Nicolas Hamilton

British racing driver Nic Hamilton is confirmed to drive for Team HARD. Racing’s Cupra Leon line-up for the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. This will be Hamilton’s fifth consecutive season in the BTCC and his fourth with the team with which he scored his first points in the series in 2020.

Continuity is the aim of the game for Hamilton who will be taking to the wheel of the Team HARD. Cupra Leon for its third campaign in the UK’s premier Motorsport series and after a string of competitive showings last season, Hamilton will once again be looking to secure points and compete for the Jack Sears Trophy.

Jack Butel

Team HARD. Racing are pleased to announce the signing of Jack Butel for the 2023 Kwik-Fit British Touring Car Championship. Butel, a points scorer in each of his three seasons in the series, follows fellow new recruit, Dan Lloyd in joining the team from EXCELR8 for the coming season.

The 26-year-old Jerseyman will be entering his fourth season in the UK’s premier Motorsport series after making his debut with Ciceley Motorsport in 2020. Prior to the move into the BTCC, Butel primarily competed in single-seaters and sportcar racing in series such as the British F4, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and British GT.

Tony Gilham

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!”


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