Team HARD. Racing Scholarship 2023

Our annual scholarship is back! With a twist…

Team HARD. Racing is offering you the opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the 2023 GT Cup at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3. A prize fund that is worth £150,000.

Having run our scholarship competition over the years to race in multiple championships, we have been lucky enough to discover real talent and determination from up-and-coming racing drivers. For the 2023 season, we are delighted to be launching our scholarship in the GT Cup for the second time.

The venue for this event is Blyton Park, Gainsborough and will be held over the 15th-18th November 2022 of which you will be required for one of those dates. 

With on-track driving assessments at the wheel of our race cars, each entrant will be assessed by our professional instructors. Other assessments include fitness and a media exercise to evaluate how well you represent in person and on camera. The top 10 entrants will then be invited to a final showdown at a later date that suits all.

The Team HARD. GT Cup Scholarship award will operate on an arrive and drive basis across all race weekends and test program, including the following:

• Championship and race entries

• Race fuel and tyres

• Test day entries, fuel, and tyres

• Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car hire

• Race weekend hospitality for 20 guests across the season

• Team of mechanics and driver support

• In-house management, representation, and sponsorship introduction

The Team HARD. Racing Scholarship is open to anyone over the age of 16 with a senior race license*, or to anyone without a race license that holds a full UK driving license.

*If you currently hold a race license please call us to discuss your eligibility.

Prizes

The top 3 scholars will be awarded for their performance;

• 1st place will receive a fully funded season in the 2023 GT Cup championship driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, the opportunity to obtain their Race Inter-Club License (if required), and a full 12-month management programme from Team HARD. Racing.

• 2nd place will be given the opportunity to obtain their Race Inter-Club license (if required) and a full test day in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

• 3rd place will be given the opportunity to obtain their Race Inter-Club license (if required) and take part on a Team HARD. track day.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] or on 01622 739 900 if you have any questions or queries.

Our GT Cup scholarship hosts limited entry spaces on a first-come, first-served basis with date allocation scheduled to suit each entrant’s availability.

Previous Winners

Your name here

2023

James Taylor

2022

GT4 Supercup Entrant

Ollie Brown

2020

GT Cup & BTCC Entrant

Ethan Hammerton

2018

BTCC Entrant

Toby Davis

2016

Multiple VW Cup Winner

Dave Sutton

2013

  Technical Specs

    Drive type: Rear-wheel drive

    Displacement: 3.996 cm³

    Performance: 375 kW (510 PS)

    Weight: ca. 1,260 kg (2,778 lbs)

    Length: 4,585 mm (180.51 inch)

    Width (front axle): 1,920 mm (75.59 inch)

    Width (rear axle): 1,902 mm (74.88 inch)

    Wheelbase: 2,459 mm (96.81 inch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Am I Assessed?

You will be assessed on your driving, fitness and media abilities. 

The assessments are TBC. 

A key note is that we look for potential and not nessessarily the fastest or fittest entrants. 

When Does it Go Ahead?

The official dates for this seasons scholarships is the 15th-18th November 2022. You will be required for one of those dates.

Am I Too Old?

Definitely not! Our 2020 winner was over 35 and is still with the team. 

Where is this Held?

This event is held at Blyton Park, Gainsborough, United Kingdom.

How Many Days Am I Needed?

You will be required for one day. If you are selected for the final showdown you will be invited back for another day with us. 

When Do I Need To Sign Up By?

Places are on a first come first serve basis and we have limited availability. 

This is why we start with a deposit scheme so that you can secure your place without the financial commitment of the total amount straight away.

Testimonials

I thought the team ran the event very smoothly, communication between the team and the drivers was very good. Everyone was encouraging and the event ran either on time or ahead of time.
2021 Scholarship Entrant

The best part of the day was the feeling part of the team and not just a bystander; the communication was great between the team and myself and staff were really approachable when it came to asking questions throughout the day.
2021 Scholarship Entrant

I liked that there was such a range of knowledge about motorsport from staff and instructors. The track time was awesome as expected but I also really enjoyed the media presentation and interview with Jack Goff.
2021 Scholarship Entrant

What Our Staff Have To Say

Being able to share and give advice based on my own experience in the motorsport industry is something special. Having the ability to market yourself through media and with to sponsors is a crucial part of being a successful racing driver.
Jack Goff

BTCC Driver, Team HARD. Racing

Motorsport means so much to myself and the team. Over the years several drivers we have scouted through the scholarship programme have benefitted from the exposure it brings them and are still significant figures in the racing community today.
Tony Gilham

Managing Director, Team HARD. Racing

It’s great to have the opportunity to give something back to the racing community through coaching the up and coming at the Team HARD. scholarship.
Howard Fuller

Scholarship Instructor, Team HARD. Racing