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 season at Brands Hatch GP. James will step into the driver’s seat, replacing Jack Butel at the Kent circuit this weekend.

James is no stranger to the BTCC scene, having previously competed and earned valuable points in the championship. His last appearance in the series was in 2022 when he once again stepped in for Jack. James’s familiarity with both the series and the team makes him a perfect fit for this occasion.

James’s association with Team HARD. Racing dates back to the 2021 tyre test, where he first tested the Cupra Leon. Since then, he has been closely involved with the team, and now, the stars have aligned for him to compete once again for the team at their home circuit. Brands Hatch GP is a track known for its challenges and opportunities, and it’s a venue where both the car and Team HARD. Racing have traditionally performed well. The team is confident that with James behind the wheel, they will have another highly competitive driver poised to make a strong showing in the final round of the BTCC season.

James expressed his excitement about returning to the BTCC with Team HARD. Racing: “I’m thrilled to be back in the BTCC and to be representing Team HARD. Racing once again. It’s an incredible opportunity, and I can’t wait to hit the track at Brands Hatch on the GP loop, I achieved my best finish in the BTCC on this layout. The team has been working tirelessly, and I’m confident that together, we can deliver a great performance for the fans and sponsors.”

Team HARD. Racing is equally enthusiastic about James’s return. Team Owner, Tony Gilham, said, “James is no stranger to our team, and we’re delighted to have him back with us for the final round at Brands Hatch GP. His experience and familiarity with our setup will be invaluable. We’re aiming for a strong finish to the season, and we believe that with James on board, we can achieve that.”