Team Hard expands to two cars for 2016 season

Team Hard will step up its operation to two cars for the 2016 British Touring Car Championship season, after running a single Toyota Avensis for Kieren Gallagher, and later team principal Tony Gilham, in 2015.

The team have already confirmed Mini Challenge driver Chris Smiley for 2016, and now the team has confirmed to Autosport that they will now add a second car, with the availability of additional TBLs after the withdrawal of Rob Austin Racing and Support Our Paras Racing from the championship.

“We are moving into the British GT world this year too, so we are really expanding,” Gilham told Autosport.

“We are looking at what cars we will use in the BTCC,” he added.

“We want to have two of the same type of cars, but they might not necessarily be the Avensis that we ran in 2015. We have got some options for a different machine.”

British Touring Car Championship Entry List

No – Driver – Team – Car
TBA – Jason Plato – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
TBA – Colin Turkington – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
TBA – Warren Scott – Team BMR – Subaru Levor
TBA – James Cole – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
52 – Gordon Shedden – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
25 – Matt Neal – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – Andy Neate – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – Triple Eight Racing – MG MG6 GT
TBA – TBA – Triple Eight Racing – MG MG6 GT
6 – Rob Collard – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
31 – Jack Goff – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
600 – Sam Tordoff – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
33 – Adam Morgan – Ciceley Racing – Mercedes A-Class
16 – Aiden Moffat – Aiden Moffat Racing – Mercedes A-Class
7 – Mat Jackson – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST
77 – Andrew Jordan – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST
TBA – Hunter Abbott – Power Maxed Racing – Chevrolet Cruze
TBA – TBA – Power Maxed Racing – Chevrolet Cruze
80 – Tom Ingram – Speedworks Motorsport – Toyota Avensis
303 – Matt Simpson – Speedworks Motorsport – Honda Civic Type-R
30 – Martin Depper – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
55 – Jeff Smith – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – AmD Tuning – Audi S3
14 – Alex Martin – Dextra Racing – Ford Focus ST
TBA – Rob Austin – Handy Motorsport – Toyota Avensis
TBA – Chris Smiley – Team HARD – Toyota Avensis
TBA – TBA – Team HARD – Toyota Avensis
TBA – TBA – Welch Motorsport – Proton Gen-2
TBA – Stewart Lines – Maximum Motorsport – Ford Focus ST