Henry Gilbert has become the latest recruit for Tony Gilham‘s Team HARD. squad in the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup and will be driving the Golf GTI that Gilham took to victory at Spa at this weekends  Snetterton round.

The sixteen-year-old has been racing in the Mini Challenge and is currently leading the championship.

“I am extremely excited to have been given the opportunity by Tony,” said Henry. “I have always admired his professionalism and can't wait to work with him and the Team HARD crew. The APR Volkswagen Racing Cup has a fantastic following and I cant wait to be part of it.”

Gilbert is currently studying Motor Sport Engineering and has been racing since he was seven in a variety of  series including the 750 MC Junior SAXMAX championship where he won the last race at Cadwell Park in 2011 to finish fourth in the series.

2012 saw him move to Excelr8 Motorsport for the Mini Challenge club class with great success, winning ten of thirteen races to date to lead the overall championship.

Team boss Tony Gilham added: “I am looking forward to working with Henry this weekend and seeing if he can bring his great form in the Mini championship to the Racing Cup.”