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HARD. work continues for 2024

Following a hugely challenging off-season, Team HARD. Racing has today (4th March) confirmed a two-car entry into the 2024 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, continuing its 13-year history already formed in the UK’s premier motorsport championship.

Thanks to its ongoing partnership with Aiden Moffat Racing, Team HARD. will utilise the two TBLs – required in order to compete in the BTCC – already held by the former and both organisations will continue to work together over the course of the season.

The winter has seen many changes for Kent-based Team HARD., including a full reset and restructure, culminating in a much downscaled but focussed operation.

Lessons have been learned along the way – both on and off-track – and as such Team HARD. believes it to be more beneficial to concentrate on a two-car entry, rather than continuing to run up to six cars in the BTCC.

A huge effort has been undertaken to keep the team moving forwards, with a lot of work still to be completed behind-the-scenes. Team HARD. will operate from a smaller premises in Kent with a family focussed effort, which team boss – Tony Gilham – believes is the beginning of a new and exciting future for the squad.

“I have made many mistakes over the years, some poor business decisions and ultimately over ambition has had a huge negative impact on us as a team,” said Gilham. “TOCA and Alan Gow have been very supportive, and I want to thank each and every person that has been there for me during these tough times. We have lots to repair, the rebuild has begun and I will continue to fight to get us back to where we should and need to be.

“We have helped many people over the years and will need the loyal support of trusted friends, colleagues and partners moving forwards to achieve what we are setting out to do.

“There has been lots of online and social media activity – both good and bad – and we will do everything possible to rebuild our team, reputation and any damaged relationships that have happened as a result. We most definitely tried to take on too much and were let down by what the team thought were some trusted allies, whilst also suffering from the effects of both Covid and the economic climate.

“We are excited about what lies ahead and everything possible will be done to ensure the business looks forward to a brighter future.”

Team HARD. has launched and supported the careers of many drivers and partners over the years and has already secured and signed its first driver for the 2024 BTCC season, which will be announced over the coming days, whilst discussions continue with regard to the final seat.

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