Rallycross Ace Ups Ante with HARD Association

Rallycross Ace Ups Ante with HARD Association

Lee Keeler, from Biddenden, who will be entering his second full season in the BTRDA Rallycross Championship in 2019 has joined the Team HARD. Racing programme.

Lee started out in the series in 2017 competing in selected rounds with his Citroen Saxo VRS before completing a full campaign last season finishing a fine 5th in class. Lee is putting himself in the best shape possible to stake a claim on the 2019 title with shakedown and multiple tests already completed prior to the season.

Lee believes that Joining the Team HARD programme can only lead to greater things as he looks to push up the rallycross ladder in seasons to come. “With only a couple of weeks until round 1 of the BTRDA Rallycross Championship, LKRX are delighted to have agreed a partnership with Team Hard. Racing as they are a massive brand within the racing community.

The team is growing rapidly and to be the only Rallycross Driver with their backing is both an honour and exciting, I can’t wait to get working alongside them this year!

A big thank you to Tony Gilham and team for jumping on board with us for our journey up the rallycross ladder.”

Managing Director, Tony Gilham is delighted to be helping more enthusiastic racers progress through the ranks. “I find it very rewarding to help talent make a name for themselves in racing. When I was a racer with very limited budget, I would have loved to have been welcomed by an established team help me progress.

When Lee approached me, I knew this would be an exciting opportunity. The hustle and bustle of rallycross is great, and it is one of the most exciting forms of motorsport currently out there. I’m looking forward to working with Lee and seeing how he gets on this season!”

You can check on Lee’s progress this season via his social media channels, namely Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LKRX-100628430554918/) for updates throughout what is going to be a fascinating season.

 

Team HARD. cross to rally with Pirtek

Team HARD. cross to rally with Pirtek

Team HARD. today announce their collaboration with Pirtek Medway and Darren Scott in his 2018 title assault in the MSA British Rallycross Super 1600.

Pirtek backed racer Darren Scott is going to head into the 2018 season branding the famous Team HARD. logo on his Citroen C2. The Kent based racer said on the on his 2017 season “We started off very slow with some minor problems as the car was new and we was still getting to grips with it but as the year progressed, with alterations made to the car as our experience grew, we started to see a lot of podium finishes that also included a few wins”. He went onto talk about the 2018 season “My intentions for this season is to push HARD and grab the British championship, but there are some excellent drivers out there so it’s not going to be easy. I would also like to go out and compete in some of the Belgium championship rounds which I’m still organising with them at the moment”. Darren concluded by talking about the backing of Pirtek Medway and the collaboration with Team HARD. “Pirtek medway have been a great help from the start to me, I pretty much leave the car prep to them as I know it gets done properly and without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. The help I have from them when we go to circuits is also great and Darren my spotter gets it right every time and not forgetting Brett and Danny that also work HARD. On that note Team HARD have been a great support with a range of things from geometry to suspension setup and my fibreglass repairs that need doing and lots of advice on things that will help me when racing. I know that the Pirtek boys and the team have a great working relationship and it is a pleasure to be part of that”.

Darren Edenborough of Medway Pirtek spoke of the involvement they have “We have been supporting Darren Scott in the British rallycross in the super 1600 series, with good results towards the back end of the season finishing in 2nd place in the championship which was a fantastic result”. He explained how they got involved “We have known Darren Scott since about 2002, we got to know him through him bringing his truck in for hydraulic repairs and used to talk a lot about the rallycross, this started the ball rolling about us trying to help him out at the events after our open day event for charity.” Darren went onto say “Our involvement with the car is that we keep the car at the depot, carry out all repairs and race prep to the car before and after races along with Darren Scott. We also give full support at race weekends with all mechanical work required and to do whatever is needed to get the car out racing plus keeping in radio contact with Darren during the race to let him know what is going on.”

Team HARD. owner and principle commented on the arrangement “Following on from a mutually beneficial introduction over the last couple of years, through our joint passion for motorsport has brought us not only a great working relationship, but also brought the team some good friends. In an industry that is usually so closed we are determined to offer our help and assistance in every way possible and with this collaboration it sees us dipping our toe into the fast-growing world of Rallycross”. Tony went onto thank certain people “Darren and his team from Pirtek are great ambassadors for their brand and the relationship he has struck up with one of my number 1 engineers Peter is the reason we have agreed to help and hopefully this will see Darren Scott taking the British title in 2018”.

Team members:

Darren Scott, Dave Scott, Darren Edenborough, Daniel Filmer, Brett Whitehead.

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