Jade Edwards secures BTCC return with Team HARD

Jade Edwards will return to the BTCC for a third successive season in 2023 after securing a deal with Team HARD.

Edwards has spent the past two seasons racing with what was BTC Racing, scoring her maiden points finish at Snetterton in 2021 and adding a further points finish at Brands Hatch last year.

The 33-year-old also picked up a first Jack Sears Trophy win at Oulton Park, and would go on to finish fifth in the standings.

Edwards is no stranger to Team HARD having run with Tony Gilham’s team in the Renault Clio Cup UK back in 2019, and is the fifth driver confirmed in the line-up alongside Bobby Thompson, Dan Lloyd, Jack Butel and Dexter Patterson.

“I’m really excited to be joining Team HARD Racing for the 2023 BTCC season,” she said. “I have been following the team’s progress for a while and I am impressed with their professionalism and commitment to success.

“I’m confident that I will be able to build on my experience from last year and work well with the team to achieve some great results on track.”

Team boss Gilham said he was delighted to bring Edwards back into the fold.

“We are thrilled to have Jade joining us for the 2023 BTCC season,” he said. “She is an exceptional driver with a lot of potential, and we believe she will be a great asset to our team.

“Both Jade and the team have come on a long way since we previously worked together and we are ready to provide her with the best platform to have her best season in the BTCC to date.

“As a favourite with the crowd, we know that our fans and partners alike will be thrilled with this signing and we look forward to working with Jade again and achieving some fantastic results on track.”