Team HARD Racing are very proud to announce an exciting pairing for their 3rd Britcar Endurance entry and a further extension of their young driver programme. Angus Dudley and Callum Hawkins-Row will team up to form what we feel will be a formidable partnership and the start of a very long and successful GT racing career. They are both way ahead of their years off track and have the pace on track to really mount a championship assault in their debut year in senior racing. They both competed at the front of the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship in 2016 to learn the ropes and will now step up to take the wheel of a fully refreshed Ginetta G55 in the endurance category.
Callum said “I am thrilled to be competing in the 2017 Britcar Endurance Championship, driving the fantastic Ginetta G55 as a full time driver for Team Hard. Following the successes in the 2016 Fiesta Junior Championship, I am looking forward to the challenges involved in moving from sprint racing to endurance racing as I move into senior competition. I have a fantastic driver partner in Angus Dudley, whom I already have a great working relationship with. Such an amazing opportunity only comes from the ongoing belief and support from my business partners, sponsors, family and friends and I look forward to developing a new relationship with RCIB insurance, Amber Motorhomes and others as I move forward this season. I can’t wait to get started and repay the faith that Tony Gilham has shown in me as a fully fledged member of the Team Hard racing family.”
Tony Gilham added “Callum has been known to the team for a number of years now and was a part of our young driver programme last year racing with one of our working partners Jamsport in the Fiesta juniors. He has outstanding natural ability and is super quick so it will be very interesting to see how he develops and matures in a whole new area of motorsport. It will be very important that we really focus on consistency and concentration for the longer races.”
“We have also been in regular communication with Angus over the winter break and it is quite clear just how much he wants this and his whole approach has been very impressive. We are under no illusion that this will be a big step up but we believe that it will prove to be a positive move for them both as we look to build their profile as well as all round driver ability. It is all important nowadays to be the complete package and we will work very hard to make sure that we leave no stone unturned with their development.”
Angus commented “I am ecstatic about joining Team Hard Racing for the 2017 Britcar Endurance Championship. After my maiden season in cars last year racing in the Junior Fiesta Championship with the superb team at Jamsport, the move to rear wheel drive Ginettas will be an incredibly exciting challenge. I know Callum off and on the track and am delighted to be racing alongside him in this awesome championship. I am so grateful to Tony and all at Team Hard for this opportunity and will be working hard to make them proud. Here’s to a successful 2017!