Nic Hamilton will remain with Team HARD. Racing in the final CUPRA Leon with the 2021 grid for the British Touring Car Championship now complete.
Hamilton remains with the Tony Gilham– ran outfit alongside Jack Goff, Glynn Geddie and Árón Taylor-Smith in a four car line-up after a 2020 season which saw a best qualifying finish and a first points haul for the 28-year-old.
He will also continue to bring the backing of ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer meaning a striking black and white livery compared to the camouflage donned car revealed for Goff, Geddie and Taylor-Smith earlier this week. Having now confirmed his spot on the grid for another season, he is optimistic about his chances.
“I am enormously proud to be back on the BTCC grid this year. A lot of hard work and physical conditioning ensures I can participate in the sport and I am grateful to ROKiT Phones, ABK Beer and my other partners for their continued support and belief in me. Having accomplished some great personal results last year, in what was a difficult car to drive, I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of our new Cupra Leon and start a new chapter with Team HARD,” he said.
“Team HARD have made a huge decision to invest in the new car programme and I’m thankful for their decision to welcome me into their fold again. I really believe we can achieve some great results and
memorable moments together this season. There’s a lot to look forward to.”
Team HARD. Racing’s Managing Director, Tony Gilham commented on the announcement and was pleased to continue with Hamilton in the team.
“It’s great that Nic has chosen to remain with the team for the 2021 season. He was a fantastic asset last season and his determination was rewarded with this best qualifying position and first BTCC points finish at Brands Hatch. These results only act as optimism about what we can achieve together this year in our all new Cupra Leon.”
“We made the decision to replace our trusted Volkswagen CC midway through the season in 2020 in favour of the then to be released Cupra Leon. The engineers have done a great job to design the car from the ground up and have been working in cohesion with the mechanics who have built the cars. Team morale is high and the signing of Nic has only raised their spirits higher.”
“Nic has a wealth of BTCC experience and his specially adapted car is well into the build process. I look forward to seeing Nic and the car’s development as he continues to work alongside Jack, Glynn and Aron. We have a very strong line-up.”
The new CUPRA Leon has been adapted to allow Hamilton to compete with cerebral palsy and his new ROKiT livery will be on display for the first time during testing on Tuesday 23rd March at Brands Hatch.