Team HARD extends partnership with Brisky Racing
Team HARD and Brisky Racing have further extended their working relationship and will now expand their operation to run four VW CCs in the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Following on from the addition of new lead engineer Geoff Kingston, this is another positive step forward for the Kent-based team. The move will allow the team to operate as a four car squad, whilst at the same time streamlining their set up logistically to running two pairs of cars. The team also plans further developments and upgrades to the cars over the winter.
“We have been working with Richard (Wheeler) and Brisky Racing for the last two years and our relationship has developed very quickly as we have the same drive and determination on a business level, but also share the same passion for motorsport,” said Tony Gilham. “This will allow us to extend to four BTCC cars for 2018 but at the same time bring another dimension to our infrastructure behind the scenes, meaning that we can really focus on our development as a team aiming for the top.”
“Brisky Racing initially started out to make motorsport affordable and fun and that is still a big part of what we do,” responded Wheeler. “But the opportunity to work with Tony and Team HARD at the top level of British motorsport was too good to miss, as it’s very clear to see the progress that Team HARD has made over the last few years. I believe the time is right to step up and help Team HARD take the next step, building a bigger presence on the grid for 2018. Between us we can build on recent successes to take next year to a new level. It was a natural step to increase our involvement from last year, with the additional of some exciting new partners we think that we will certainly raise some eyebrows when the season kicks off at Brands.”
Tony added, “Team HARD and Brisky Racing will be names that are seen more and more over the years to come as we have lots of plans in the pipeline. Richard has been a huge part of that and this is another major development for us as a team.”
Having announced only Bobby Thompson so far, the team will make further announcements over the coming weeks as to the remainder of its line-up.