Ginetta GT4 Supercup runner-up Carl Boardley has been confirmed as the third Team HARD driver for the 2019 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season alongside Mike Bushell and Bobby Thompson.
This will be Carl’s first full season in the BTCC. However, he did have a foray with the Team HARD squad in 2018 at Knockhill where he learnt the ropes of top tier tin-top racing.
Speaking of the deal to btcc.net. Carl said,
“I am delighted to have committed to Team HARD for the 2019 season in BTCC.
“After running with the team in GT4 Supercup throughout this year I have got to know the team really well. I feel comfortable in the surroundings and believe we have a good ‘fit’ together.
“Having made my BTCC debut at Knockhill this year it gave me a real taste of what the championship is all about and made me hungry for a lot, lot more.
“The team have made some major improvements to the car and infrastructure over the last couple of months which is ongoing and I believe things are in a strong position for 2019.”
Team HARD Team Principal Tony Gilham told btcc.net what he belives Carl can bring the BTCC operations of HARD,
“Carl is a great addition to our driver line up and not only brings a wealth of experience and pace, but he has a very good understanding of the car in terms of set up and performance.
“He will bring the necessary on track qualities we are looking for as well as add a massive amount off track with our whole set up and all new infrastructure we now have in place. We are on exactly the same page as each other when it comes to what we expect as a team this year and our goals we have set in the championship for the year ahead.”