Dan Welch to make BTCC return in Snetterton test

Dan Welch will make his return to BTCC action this week after being confirmed as the latest driver who will test with Team HARD.

Welch last raced in the series back in 2016 with his own Welch Motorsport team but will be one of four new drivers to sample Team HARD’s VW CC during the two-day session at Snetterton.

Tom Onslow-Cole will also be in action during the test, with Ginetta Supercup front-runner Carl Boardley and Volkwagen racer Jamie Bond due to appear on track.

“Tony [Gilham] and I have been in communication throughout the last few seasons and have helped each other out on numerous occasions,” Welch said. “The time felt right to jump in the seat to see what the new RML cars feel like and to hopefully add some valuable feedback to the team.

“We have always remained interested in the BTCC and will never rule out a return so jumped at the chance to get back involved for the day. What the future holds is unknown but let’s see how the test goes and build from there.”

Welch is set to appear on track during Thursday’s running.