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 2023, Team HARD has added a third team to the squad, running under Re. Beverages and Bartercard with Team HARD. Jade Edwards will join Dexter Patterson for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign.

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Season Results

Dexter Patterson

Donington Park NationalQualifying20th
Race 114th
Race 219th
Race 316th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying15th
Race 117th
Race 217th
Race 315th
Race 120th
Race 222nd
Race 313th

Jade Edwards

Donington Park NationalQualifying27th
Race 1DNS
Race 2NC
Race 3DNF
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying19th
Race 120th
Race 222nd
Race 326th
Race 125th
Race 226th

Team Stats

Team: Re.Beverages and Bartercard with Team HARD.
Car: Cupra Leon
Driver: Jade Edwards & Dexter Patterson
First Season: 2023

Races: 9
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0

Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 6

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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