Team HARD. Racing Scholarship 2024

Take your place on the grid in 2024!

Our annual scholarship is back! With a twist…

Team HARD. Racing is offering you the opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the 2024 British Endurance Championship (BEC) at the wheel of an NGTC Audi S3, become a BTCC development driver and join the team on a Cupra Leon BTCC test day. A prize fund that is worth over £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 2024 season, we are delighted to be launching our scholarship in the BEC for the second time.

This event will take place over the dates 28th November – 1st December at Blyton Park circuit in Gainsbrough.

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. BEC 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

• Audi S3 NGTC BTCC car hire

• Race weekend hospitality for 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.


The top 3 scholars will be awarded for their performance;

• 1st place will receive a fully funded season in the 2024 British Endurance Championship driving an NGTC Audi S3, BTCC Development driver, test day in the BTCC Cupra Leon, 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 test opportunity in the Audi S3 BTCC 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 scholarship hosts limited entry spaces on a first-come, first-served basis with date allocation scheduled to suit each entrant’s availability.

Previous Winners

Daryl DeLeon


BEC Entrant

James Taylor


GT4 Supercup Entrant

Ollie Brown


GT Cup & BTCC Entrant

Ethan Hammerton


BTCC Entrant

Toby Davis


Multiple VW Cup Winner

Dave Sutton


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 season’s scholarship is 28,29,30th November and 1st December. 

Am I Too Old?

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

How Much is it?

The total cost of this programme is £700 split into a £250 deposit and £300 final payment + £150 mandatory insurance payment.

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.


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.
2023 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.
2023 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 by the team.

2023 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.
Bobby Thompson

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