Team HARD will run another all new driver to the BTCC at the next round of the Championship at Rockingham, as 20-year-old Howard Fuller will make his debut in the team’s Honda Civic.
Fuller takes over from Robb Holland, who had signed up to drive the last two rounds at Snetterton and Knockhill, who himself had taken over from team owner Tony Gilham in the car.
Fuller already drives for Tony Gilham’s team in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and has previous racing experience in BARC Formula Renault, Formula Palmer Audi and the BRSCC T-Car championships. Fuller won the opening round of the season in the VW Racing Cup for Tony Gilham Racing, and has decided after a spell in single-seaters that touring car racing is where he wants to be.
“We’ve decided this is the best path for me to be taking,” said Fuller to btcc.net. “I’ve competed in couple of VW Cup races and the BTCC is where I really want to be. It’s going to be a steep learning curve but racing at Rockingham is all about me getting used to the crowds and the atmosphere.”
“I’m very, very excited – if a bit nervous – to be racing against so many big names,” he added. “I’ve got a test, though, at Brands Hatch on Friday and that should give me a chance to set-up the car to my liking and to get used to the Dunlop tyres.”