Team HARD test programme underway

22nd February 2018

The latest 2018-spec Team HARD VW CC hit the track for the first time earlier today (22 February), as three of its four confirmed drivers shared the running at Croft Circuit.

This first completed car will be driven by series returnee Mike Bushell during the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, so it was left to reigning Clio Cup champion to take first honours at the North Yorkshire circuit.

Bobby Thompson and Michael Caine went on to get their first taste of the VW, which was all carried out under the watchful eye of team boss Tony Gilham.

“I’m absolutely buzzing with excitement to see the first of our new 2018 VW CCs take to the track today at Croft,” commented Gilham. “In what has been an amazing winter period for the team we have improved in all areas and essentially developed an all-new package for the coming season.”

“Initial feedback from the drivers, engineers and the rest of the crew fills us with confidence for the year ahead. It looks amazing on-track and very much looking forward to revealing the new livery and partners in the coming weeks.”

The Kent squad’s testing programme will continue over the coming weeks at Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Thruxton, before the entire 2018 BTCC field takes part in the official pre-season test at Donington Park on 27 March. © 2024
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