Callum Jenkins Joins Prosser for GT Cup Debut

Callum Jenkins Joins Prosser for GT Cup Debut

Former Volkswagen Racing Cup entrant Callum Jenkins will make his GT Cup debut at this weekends round held at Snetterton and joins Kris Prosser with Team HARD. Racing. Jenkins raced for the team in 2018 taking a top 4 finish in the Volkswagen Racing Cup on the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit last term. Jenkins will be at the wheel of the #79 Ginetta G55 Supercup car that currently sits 4th in the championship standings after the opening round at Donington Park and will be in the GTA class.

Team HARD. Racing Managing Director Tony Gilham is pleased to see Callum back in the driving seat with the team. “Callum is a very likeable guy and I’m glad that we’ve been able to help him get back on the grid in 2019.

Callum had a strong season in 2018 driving one of our Volkswagen Golf Gti’s last season in a campaign that saw him get stronger and stronger as the season progressed.

This weekend will present a new challenge for Callum who will be mastering a rear-wheel drive race car for the first time. He has some fantastic teammates to learn off and I have full confidence that he can hit the ground running and help our championship charge.”

This is the first full season Team HARD. Racing has entered the GT Cup series. The team had a great debut three weeks ago at Donington Park taking all but one class win over the weekends racing. The opening weekends display demonstrated that the Ginetta is a proven package in the series.

Jenkins is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of racing machinery this weekend. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to be racing in the GT Cup with Team-HARD. Racing. I have aspired to do GT racing since I began racing and I am grateful for the support that the team has provided to progress me through the ranks to get me to this stage.

Taking over the #79 car is big shoes to fill after their clean sweep of wins at Donington but I’ve been doing all that I can to make sure I hit the ground running and carry on the team’s great form, it’s going to be a great weekend.”

Team HARD. Racing currently sit 4th and 6th in the overall standings after a solid debut weekend which yielded six wins and a further two podiums in the GTH and GTA classes of the series. The GT Cup championship is available to watch LIVE on Facebook and Youtube with two one-hour races taking place on both Saturday and Sunday (11th-12th May).

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Kris Prosser Enters GT Cup in the Team HARD. Racing #79 Ginetta

Kris Prosser Enters GT Cup in the Team HARD. Racing #79 Ginetta

The 2018 Britcar Sprint Champion Kris Prosser joins Team HARD. Racing for the second round of the GT Cup championship which takes place mext weekend on the Snetterton 300 circuit, Norfolk. Kris will be at the wheel of the #79 Ginetta G55 Supercup car that currently sits 4th in the championship standings after the open round at Donington Park.

The Motorsports Technology graduate is looking forward to joining a race winning team. “I’m very excited to be joining Team Hard. Racing at Snetterton in the GT Cup Championship. I’ve been focusing on completing my degree at the University of Hertfordshire over the last few months and it’s going to be great to jump back in the driving seat with a winning team and with a clear mindset.

I’ve not driven the Ginetta G55 Supercup car before but with plenty of rear wheel drive experience in 2018 I’m sure I’m going to fit right in.

After the highs of last season, I’m looking forward to picking up some more silverware this time around as well!”

2019 has seen the team enter a full season in the GT Cup for the first time. The team had a one-off entry last season and claimed the race win with Adam Hatfield at the wheel of the teams Ginetta G55. The Ginetta is a proven package in the GT Cup after a strong outing at the opening round of the series at Donington.

Team HARD. Racings GT Team Manager, Elliot Wood, is optimistic that the #79 car will once again be at the front of the pack this weekend. “I am very excited to be working with Kris at upcoming round of GT Cup action. We competed against him last year in the Britcar Sprint series where Kris showed some very good pace and competitiveness!

Kris has been on our radar for a couple of years now and we are looking forward to seeing what his experience will bring to the Team HARD. Racing stable!

He is no stranger to rear wheel drive; we have seen numerous wins in the BMW in the Britcar series last season and we are confident that Kris and the Ginetta will be like a duck to water.”

Team HARD. Racing currently sit 4th and 6th in the overall standings after a solid debut weekend which yielded six wins and a further two podiums in the GTH and GTA classes of the series. The GT Cup championship is available to watch LIVE on Facebook and Youtube with two one-hour races taking place on both Saturday and Sunday (11th-12th May).

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Team Hard offers exciting new Scholarship into  GT Cup worth in the region of £100,000

Team Hard offers exciting new Scholarship into GT Cup worth in the region of £100,000

Tony Gilham and Team HARD Racing are offering the opportunity to win a fully funded works drive for the GT Cup Championship in 2020. A Prize fund that is worth in the region of £100,000.

Following a very successful year in which this outfit secured championship wins in the VW Racing Cup and Britcar Endurance championship, Team Hard has decided to rerun the scholarship programme once again after a short break.

Drivers can win the opportunity to race in a Team HARDs Ginetta GT4 SuperCup car fully race prepared and built to the latest specification.

This fully funded drive for the 2020 race season in GT Cup, will be on a full arrive and drive basis and will include these great benefits:

– Championship entry & Race entry fees
– Ten test days throughout the season & Race fuel
– Fully qualified staff and support,
– Race car hire
– Full tyre allocation
– VIP race weekend hospitality for you and up to 3 guests.
– Full In-house management, sponsorship introduction and representation from Tony Gilham and Team HARD.
– Racing as part of Team Hards full driver development programme.

This Scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 16 with a senior race licence (no upper age limit) or anyone without a race license that holds a full UK driving license to try and find the next racing champion. However, if you currently hold a race licence, please call to discuss your eligibility.

For full terms and costs, please visit https://www.team-hard.com/scholarship-2019/ or call (01634) 712221.

There are limited spaces available (on a first come first served basis) and the days will be scheduled to suit each individual at the end of the 2019 season.

The competition will consist of a full day for each entrant at one of the UK’s top circuits (TBC). There will be on track driving assessments at the wheel of one of our VW Cup cars with professional instructors as well as a fitness/reaction test and a media exercise. The top 10 drivers from the competition over the week will be invited back for the final shootout on a suitable date for all finalists.

Prizes

The top 3 drivers will all win a prize:

1st Place – will receive a fully funded season in the 2020 Gt Cup championship, their national B race licence (if required) and a full 12-month management programme.

2nd Place – will be given the opportunity to obtain their National B race licence (if required) and a full test day in a Ginetta GT4 SuperCup car.

3rd Place – will be given the opportunity to obtain their national B race licence (if required) and take part on a Team HARD track day.

Images taken by Inked Hand Images & Prescott Motorsport Photography
Written by Team Hard & Bute Motorsport


Rudd and Randon to Challenge for GT Cup Title in 2019

Rudd and Randon to Challenge for GT Cup Title in 2019

Today we can confirm that Simon Rudd and Sam Randon will be competing in the 2019 GT Cup championship driving the teams Ginetta G55. The pair have raced together previously when Randon stepped in to cover Rudd’s team-mate Tom Barley for one round of the Britcar Endurance championship in 2018. Together they won the Donington endurance round outright – a first for Team HARD.

Rudd, who won the GT4 class of the Britcar Endurance series in 2018 is the longest standing driver in the Team HARD. Racing ranks. Rudd has been with the team since the start and will be entering his 6th year in 2019.

“Being the longest standing driver of Team Hard. Racing is something that I am very proud of. We went to meet Tony with hardly any budget back in 2013 and we are now entering our 6th year of racing – it has been a journey!

For 2019, there was only one option that appealed to me and that was to team up with Sam. He did a mega job when we raced together last year, taking the overall victory at Donington.

We instantly gelled, which for me is such an important attribute when racing as a team. I am sure we will be pushing each other to the limit in 2019!

I am looking forward to the step up to GT Cup. There is a new format which I think is great and we are there to win the title.”

Following a one-off appearance in the first round of the 2018 GT Cup, winning the GT4 class in a Maserati, Randon joined Team HARD. Racing in 2018 partnering Rudd before racing against him for the remainder of the Britcar Endurance championship in the sister Team HARD. Racing Ginetta and NGTC Toyota Avensis.

“I’m really pleased to be paired up with Simon Rudd this year.” said Randon

“It was an instant spark between us as a pairing last year and we said at the time we hope to drive together again. Simon takes his racing very seriously and with Team HARD. Racing behind us we both fully intend to win the class.”

2019 will see the team enter a full season in the GT Cup for the first time. The team had a one-off entry last season and claimed the race win with Adam Hatfield at the wheel of the teams Ginetta G55.

Managing Director, Tony Gilham is happy to see the pair progressing up the motorsport ladder. “I can’t wait to see the pairing get going in the GT Cup this season. I’ve known Simon for a long time now and I know that he can challenge at the front. He has plenty of experience in the Ginetta G55 and it’s only right for a champion to progress to the next level the following season.

Sam made a fantastic impression on the team in 2018 and proved that he is quick in any car he drives. A string of top-level performances in the Ginetta last season proved to me that he can make the jump up the motorsport ladder in 2019. This is a great opportunity for all parties to add a new championship to their collection.”

Randon is supported by long-term sponsors Randon is supported by long-term headline sponsors Twincentric Integration and Velocity IT Interim and Consulting, along with Incite Consulting, MX Display, AVIT Media, DMi Integration, Catena Business Networking and the Chequered Flag micro-bar.

Rudd will be backed from continued sponsors Elsfab, Jackson Lift Group, The Vertical Transportation Studio, Momentum Consultancy Group, Lester Controls, BE Collaboration and DJMotorsport.

2019 is proving to be a year of new challenges for Team HARD. Racing who have added the Renault Clio Cup UK, Mini Challenge UK and now the GT Cup to the list of championships the team are entering. The scope of championships the team now enters shows just have big the team has grown since its inception in 2013. In doing so, this benefits everyone involved from the team’s partners, the drivers sponsor and the drivers themselves. There is a clear motorsport ladder for all Team HARD. Racing drivers to progress up. This is a one stop shop.

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