Team HARD. Racing have unveiled their livery for their new CUPRA Leon ahead of the first season for their new challenger in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
A new look camouflage livery dons a new era for the team who ditched their Volkswagen CC at the end of the 2020 season in favour of the CUPRA Leon ahead of the hybrid era which begins in 2022.
Jack Goff, Árón Taylor-Smith, Glynn Geddie and a final to be confirmed driver will form their challenge when the new season begins in May. Managing Director Tony Gilham reacted to the unveiling and called it ‘a special day’ for the team and a move that puts them in good stead ahead of that aforementioned hybrid era.
“What a special day for the team, it’s probably the biggest in our history. Pre-season is always an exhausting but equally exciting time and this year we’ve reached new heights in both. A huge credit to the team for all of their hard work so far,” said Gilham.
“It’s been an incredibly tough few months with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic trying it’s best to slow down our build program, but we are now ready to hit the track and put the new CUPRA Leon through it’s paces.
“To have the first hybrid ready BTCC car is a huge achievement for me and the team and something I am immensely proud of. To be the first puts us in a great position for the 2022 season as the BTCC races into a new era, it’s all incredibly exciting.
“Looking a bit closer to the now, we have the 2021 season to really get to grips with the new car and with a bunch of other teams changing cars but opting to run a satellite car this season is going to prove a great test, but we are up for the challenge.
“The team has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years and I’m immensely proud of everyone involved. If the new car goes as well as it looks, we will be fighting at the sharp end this season.”