It was all down to Brands Hatch for the weekend of the 5/6 August as Team HARD were out in force running cars in the British GT Championship, VAG Trophy and VW Cup.
British GT – Team HARD
It was Chris Milford’s debut in the Team HARD Ginetta having moved up from the squad’s VAG Trophy VW Golf. He partnered Matt Champion in the #63 Ginetta. While Ben Wallace and Adam Hatfield were in the #36 car.
The number 36 car finished the 2 hour long race in 20th position overall 5th in the GT4 Class with car 63 coming in 24th overall 7th in class.
VAG Trophy – Team HARD
Team HARD took the spoils in both races with driver Paul Taylor taking the victories. In race 1 Kyle Owen-Bradshaw claimed a maiden podium and in race two Ben Wallace came second to Taylor.
Commenting after the race Kyle Owen-Bradshaw said: “What an amazing weekend at Brands Hatch. Racing on the GP circuit was an amazing feeling. First time out on it in qualifying, and I thought aim for 12th. Quali over and that’s P8. Race 1 and it was a very wet track. Full wets it is then. By lap 4 I was up to 3rd place. Holding on valienty I managed to come home to take my first podium in my rookie year. Race 2 saw me again start in 8th on slicks with a damp track. A cracking start saw me up to P4 by the end of the lap. Lap 3 saw me up to 3rd again with 2nd place in the cards as the car ahead had a 10 second time penalty. Unfortunately, the engine had other ideas as it decided to let go and that was race over and a DNF. Whilst disappointed, race 1 more than made up for this. Blessed to have Getac Technology Corp as my partner and giving me the opportunity to represent them on such a big stage. Without Getac, the dream would not be the reality it is. Thank you so much for unprecedented support Getac. I hope to be out again in 2 weeks time and continue to push and represent you on the big stage #GetacRacing #KB110 #OneLuv #Gohardorgohome”
Team HARD results. VAG Trophy – Race 1:
1 Paul Taylor
3 Kyle Owen-Bradshaw
6 Callum Jenkins
11 Ben Wallace
DNF Kenan Dole
Race 2 Result:
1 Paul Taylor
2 Ben Wallace
7 Kenan Dole
DNF Kyle Owen-Bradshaw
DNF Callum Jenkins
VW Cup – Team HARD
In the VW Cup Jamie Bond took the victory in race one. It was a 1-2 for Team HARD with Bobby Thompson taking 2nd. In race 2 Jamie Bond managed to add to his silverware with 3rd place.
After the race Toby Davis commented on his Facebook Page:
Thank you to Leisuretime and RCIB Insurance Racing for your continued support, and adidas motorsportfor the awesome kit I get to wear. The adidas tshirts are popular too! Also SimNews.TV for your support on the helmet.
Thank you to the team, Tony Gilham and Ben Kattenhorn have been fantastic once again, and the atmosphere is so nice. I’ve never felt more at home. Debbie Squires Debbie Gilham and Andrea Hurcombe always do a great job behind the scenes too.
Finally, thank you to everyone who came to support me, came and shook my hand or said hi. You guys make everything worthwhile. The list is too numerous to get it all right!
I’ll be back. Just keep watching this space…
Race 1 Result
1 Jamie Bond
2 Bobby Thompson
6 Toby Davis
7 Kenan Dole
Race 2 Result
3 Jamie Bond
4 Kenan Dole
5 Bobby Thompson
DNF Toby Davis