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Rochester-based Team HARD has announced it will campaign two Ginetta G55 GT4s in the 2018 British GT Championship.
The team, led by Team Principal Tony Gilham, is also set to announce a new driver line-up for its two-car entry.
Team Manager Gary Allen is looking forward to the new season after a frustrating 2017.
“It was touch and go for a while as to whether we had our two cars accepted for 2018,” said Gary Allen. “The appeal of GT racing and the SRO package has meant that the series is in fact over-subscribed, so it was a case of working as hard as possible to make sure we were in the best shape possible following approval of our entries.”
“We now have a dedicated GT factory and have built a very solid infrastructure as we look to challenge again for the team championship we won in 2016.”
Currently the team has a Silver pairing agreed for the first car as well as a driver described by the team as a ‘star of the future’ in the sister car.
Team HARD Team Principle Tony Gilham is under no illusions about the challenge ahead.
“GT4 is growing at a very fast rate and the level of competition is very high,” said Tony Gilham. “We are under no illusions about how strong the grid will be this year but are more than ready and as a team we are always up for the challenge. I think the rise of interest in the GT world, and especially GT4, makes it a very appealing career move for up-and-coming racing drivers. Couple that with our unique concept as a team and that is arguably one of the best overall packages available.”
The 2018 British GT Championship season opens at Oulton Park on March 31 – April 2.