Simon Rudd 24

Results 2017:

2 wins at Silverstone International in Britcar

2 wins at Snetteron in Britcar

2 x 3rds at Silverstone GP in Britcar

Simon has proven himself time and time again in the karting arena with natural speed and ability. He has raced against incredibly established opposition to become champion of various karting competitions many times over – He knows what it takes to win. As a down to earth young guy with a sensible head on his shoulders, Simon is ideally placed to become one of Motorsport’s aspirational drivers with an unstoppable future in motorsport.

Simons karting achievements include many championship wins, including four times winner of the Le Mans 24 hour kart race and the current holder of the 24 hour distance World Record,  ​In 2013, Simon moved away from Karting to car racing for the first time, joining the Motionsport F4 team to compete in the inaugural Formula 4 Championship. An invitation into the last round of the Dunlop British Formula Ford Championship as a guest driver with Falcon Motorsport was a great opportunity and although Simon never tested the car prior to the event, he qualified on the front row for all 3 races and resulted in a class podium to finish the year off.​

In 2014, Simon joined Tony Gilhams Team Hard outfit to complete in the VW Racing Cup, Britains leading one make saloon car championship. A steep learning curve to convert from open wheel. open cockpit cars to the tin tops proved ‘interesting’ with the re-invented team. In 2015 and 2016, Simon stayed with the expanding Team Hard and 2016 this partnership resulted in many podiums.​Considerations for 2017 were plentiful and made the early decision to stay with Team Hard, stepping up to the Ginetta G55 GT4 to compete in the Britcar Endurance Championship with team mate and friend Tom Barley.​

Team Hard director Tony Gilham said “Simon will be our longest serving driver and entering his 4th consecutive season with us. Simon has developed so much on and off track and no doubt we will see some very strong performances at the wheel of one of our Ginetta G55s. He has matured in to a top racing driver and will be looking to fight for the Championship win.”