MITCHELL SECURES VACANT BTCC SEAT AT TEAM HARD. RACING
Jack Mitchell will join Team HARD. Racing for the remainder of the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship driving the CUPRA Leon alongside Jack Goff under the Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct banner.
The 23-year-old, whilst new to touring car racing, brings a wealth of experience with multiple race wins and championships under his belt, in a career that also includes a very encouraging BTCC test with Motorbase back in 2014.
Mitchell is no stranger to the TOCA paddock having competed in the latest round of the Quaife Mini Challenge series at Brands Hatch, claiming second on his return to the series after a four-year hiatus. Mitchell’s greatest achievement on the TOCA paddock was arguably winning the 2014 Ginetta Junior Championship, beating current Formula 1 star Lando Norris and BTCC entrant Senna Proctor to the title.
Away from the TOCA paddock, Mitchell has become a staple in the British GT series and took the GT3 Silver Cup crown in 2017 and the overall GT4 championship the following season by a single point. Two further years in the British GT series yielded four GT3 podiums, which included Mitchell’s first overall GT3 win.
As with all BTCC debutants, entry is subject to each driver completing the mandatory minimum of 300km of full testing in the car at a race circuit prior to any competitive outing.
“I’m really looking forward to joining Team HARD. Racing in the BTCC,” said Mitchell. “It’s a series I have grown up watching and racing on the same weekend in some of the support packages, so to call myself a British Touring Car Championship driver from next weekend is something I am very proud of.
“I’ve been following the team for the last couple of seasons, and they have been making great progress, especially with the new car this year which makes me very excited. I’m really keen and looking forward to getting into the car to drive it at Oulton Park.
“The goal is to help the team get some really strong points finishes and just learn as much as I can. I’m ready, hungry and ready for the fight!”
“I’m glad to finally get this situation sorted and I couldn’t think of anyone more suitable than Jack. He has been a consistent performer for his entire career to date and the stats don’t lie, he is a winner,” confirmed Team HARD. Racing’s Managing Director Tony Gilham.