Williamson To Make BTCC Debut At Brands With Team-HARD.

Aaron Williamson will become the second young driver to make his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut with Team-HARD. this season at the final race at Brands Hatch next month.

The 20-year-old follows in the footsteps of Howard Fuller, who impressed onlookers at Rockingham with two points finishes in Tony Gilham‘s team.

Williamson has four years experience on the TOCA support package and has raced in the 2012 Renault Clio Cup, and will step into the S2000 Honda Civic with a view to finding  a full-time seat next season.

The Dartford team’s Operations Manager Ben Kattenhorn told theCheckeredFlag.co.uk: “He’s looking to move into touring cars but wants to see how it goes first. We’ve got a test set for the week before Brands Hatch.

“He’s a good driver and he’s done well in Clios. We think he’ll be up there and we hope he does as well as Fuller.”

Fuller was the third driver to race the Civic in 2012 following team manager Gilham’s first-half campaign and then the arrival of American Robb Holland. Holland took over the car for Snetterton and Knockhill, and the team confirmed he was still in the frame for next season.

  • Vince Pettit

    Great to see Team-HARD. giving drivers a chance to get a taste of the BTCC package

  • Agreed. If he impresses along the same vein as Fuller the future is bright for the BTCC.

  • Shahid

    who are the other Clio Cup drivers we should be keeping an eye on in terms of progressing into BTCC over the next couple of years?

  • There’s a lot of exciting talent in the Clio Cup at the moment. Current championship leader Jack Goff, Josh Cook, Josh Files, Adam Bonham and Ant Whorton-Eales all stand out as potential BTCC drivers of the future, while there’s also Paul Rivett and Stefan Hodgetts who have consistently shown enough over the years to indicate they’d be competitive in BTCC.