Team HARD first entered the BTCC in 2012, running a Honda Civic and Vauxhall Insignia under the RCIB Insurance Racing banner. Team founder Tony Gilham, Howard Fuller, Robb Holland and Aaron Williamson assumed driving duties, with Gilham achieving the squad’s best result with a top three finish at Donington Park in the Civic.

The team replaced the Civic with a Volkswagen CC in 2013, which Tom Onslow-Cole piloted to three podium finishes, while Jack Goff added to the rostrum tally in the Insignia as ten drivers competed for Team HARD over the course of the campaign.

After sitting out 2014, the squad returned for 2015 with a pair of Toyota Avensis’ for Gilham and Kieran Gallagher, expanding to a third car the following season. Jake Hill and Michael Epps competed for RCIB Insurance Racing, with Chris Smiley – subsequently replaced by Michael Caine and later Gilham – taking to the grid for TLC Racing.

Hill and Epps remained on-board in 2017, joined by BTCC newcomer Will Burns as the team traded in the Toyotas for a trio of VW CCs.

In 2018, the squad fielded four facelifted CCs. Hill and Mike Bushell formed the Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing half of the garage, as Hill scored a best-yet result for driver and team alike with second place in the Brands Hatch Indy opener.

Goff, meanwhile, signed a last-minute deal to join Carl Boardley in the RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport half of the Team HARD stable. An unchanged driver combination yielded a breakthrough victory at Silverstone in 2019 as Goff capitalised on a wet/dry contest to storm through the field to win from 21st on the grid. Bobby Thompson and Michael Crees ran under the GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct banner.

In 2020, HUB Financial Solutions with Team HARD pairs Boardley with the BMW 125i M Sport.


Season Results

Carl Boardley

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 19th
Race 2 15th
Race 3 14th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 16th
Race 2 15th
Race 3 16th
Oulton Park Qualifying 17th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 25th
Race 3 14th
Knockhill Qualifying 17th
Race 1 15th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 17th
Thruxton Qualifying 25th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 19th
Race 3 DNF
Silverstone National Qualifying 13th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 23rd
Race 3 14th
Croft Qualifying 19th
Race 1 20th
Race 3 22nd

Team Stats

Team: HUB Financial Solutions with Team HARD
Car: BMW 125i M Sport
Driver: Carl Boardley
First Season: 2012

Races: 50
Wins: 1
Podiums: 1

Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 1
Points: 69

Team Info

Team Principal: Tony Gilham
Team Address: c/o Team HARD Racing Ltd, Unit 5, Woodstock Farm Business Park, Gabriel Spring Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8PJ


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