2016 saw Team HARD run by Tony Gilham’s operation, with three Toyota Avensis’ for Jake Hill, Michael Epps and Chris Smiley – subsequently replaced by Michael Caine – running under the RCIB Insurance Racing and TLC Racing banners respectively.

Gilham himself stepped into the breach from Rockingham, after Caine suffered a back injury at Knockhill.

Multiple points finishes were cause for optimism last season, and Gilham’s outfit will be looking for more this year with a trio of Volkswagen CCs back in the fold – cars the squad previously built in 2013.

Hill returns with TAG Racing and Epps is joined by Will Burns at Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing for 2017.

In 2018, the team will run as two teams of two facelifted Volkswagen CCs. Mike Bushell and Jake Hill formed the Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing half of the garage in the first half of the season, with Hill scoring a best-yet result for driver and team with second at the Brands Hatch Indy opener.

From Snetterton, Hill was replaced by Dan Welch.

Season Results

Mike Bushell

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 8th
Race 3 5th
Donington Park Qualifying 28th
Race 1 27th
Race 2 28th
Race 3 15th
Thruxton Qualifying 19th
Race 1 21st
Race 2 NC
Race 3 27th
Oulton Park Qualifying 24th
Race 1 19th
Race 2 15th
Race 3 8th
Croft Qualifying 19th
Race 1 20th
Race 2 22nd
Race 3 DNF
Snetterton Qualifying 1 14th
Snetterton Qualifying 2 22nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 16th
Race 3 DNF
Rockingham Qualifying 4th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 20th
Knockhill Qualifying 25th
Race 1 23rd
Race 2 NC
Race 3 25th
Silverstone Qualifying 15th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 24th
Race 3 13th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 21st
Race 1 15th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 15th

Ollie Pidgley

Event Session Position
Rockingham Qualifying 31st
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 25th
Race 3 22nd
Knockhill Qualifying 30th
Race 1 27th
Race 2 21st
Race 3 DNF
Silverstone Qualifying 29th
Race 1 20th
Race 2 23rd
Race 3 DNF
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 30th
Race 1 27th
Race 2 DNF

Team Stats

Races: 30
Wins: 0
Podiums: 1

Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 91

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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