Britcar are very pleased to announce the second Team HARD pairing in the Dunlop Endurance Championship for 2017. Following a successful début for the team in the recent night race at their local circuit of Brands Hatch in Kent, they have decided that they would like to support the continued growth of our reinvented Britcar Championship into 2017 and beyond – and even more excited to have secured a deal that will see Darron Lewis and Tommy Knight pairing up in what they believe will be another very strong partnership.
Team director Tony Gilham said "Darron stays with us following a very successful debut year in the VAG Trophy finishing runner up and realistically should have taken the championship win looking back now. Darron knows that and will be looking to build on the experience gained as he aims for the Britcar championship in 2017. He is lightning quick and on his debut in the Ginetta was a class act and showed outstanding pace and consistency which is all important for endurance racing."
Darron said "I am really excited to rejoin Team HARD for a second year and even more so that I am returning to rear wheel drive having sampled the Ginetta in the Brands night race. When the opportunity came up to drive the Ginetta with Tony and the team it was something I couldn’t turn down. This will be my 2nd year with the team and I’m enjoying every minute and can’t wait to get going again."
Alongside Darron will be Tommy Knight who we have also enjoyed a great relationship with over this season. Tony continued “Tommy is also a very capable driver and we believe that he will also have the pace and consistency to match the front runners and so be competing for silverware from the off. If we can increase the confidence and self-belief in Tommy we will really see the potential that we have recognised shine through."
Tommy said "I’m so excited to be back with Tony and the rest of the team again for a second season. It’s also a return for me to rear wheel drive machinery and I absolutely loved my experience racing at the end of last season. The Ginetta is an amazing car and I cannot wait to get back out in it, especially, as it looked very much like I wasn’t going to be racing this year. I’ll be working as hard as possible to make sure we are in the fight for the Championship."