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TCR UK racer Will Powell to test Team HARD Cupra

TCR UK driver Will Powell is to join Team HARD for a day of testing in its Cupra Leon as he evaluates his plans for the 2022 season.

Powell, the owner of the Motus One operation that is currently running in both TCR and Britcar, will drive the car that was vacated by Glynn Geddie at Snetterton and comes on the back of James Gornall sampling the same Leon during the recent two-day Goodyear tyre test at Oulton Park.

“I’m really excited to be stepping into the newest touring car on the grid,” he said. “The car clearly has potential and that was cemented at the previous round which saw Jack (Goff) take the cars first podium finish.

“This test is really just about me finding my feet as a race driver but also as a team owner as I start to look at plans for next season.

“I need to say a big thank you to our partner at Moorgate Finance who have supported me thus far and have helped get this opportunity across the line.”

Team boss Tony Gilham said he was pleased to give Powell the chance to sample the car.

“We have been working with Will and Motus One for a little while now behind the scenes and it’s great that we are able to provide him with a touring car test during this mid-season downtime,” he said.

“Despite the test purely being a taster for Will, I’m sure there will be plenty of data we can take away from the day which will further the cars development as we look to kick on when the championship resumes at the end of the month.”