Following the announcement that it will be running two Ginetta G55s in the British GT Championship, Team HARD. has announced its first driver pairing of Jordan Stilp and William Phillips.
The GT4 program is an important part of the team’s offering as it brings yet another rung to the motorsport ladder.
Stilp and Phillips are good friends and ready to embrace this new challenge as they share the wheel of the Ginetta. Phillips said: “I’m looking forward to a challenging season ahead. There’s a lot to learn with a new car and a new team, but I’m massively excited to be working along side Tony Gilham and Team HARD. To have a team mate I’ve known my whole life is also a massive advantage. We may be a new team entering the British GT but we’re going to compete for the title this year. I’d like to thank my sponsors Magic Plastic for giving me this opportunity.”
Phillips previously raced in the Mini Challenge coming 4th in the championship during the 2015 season, while Stilp has competed in the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship since 2013.
Stilp is already familiar with how it feels like to be behind the wheel of a Ginetta, having raced in the GT4 Supercup, picking up a podium. He said: “Really looking forward to this year working with Tony Gillham and Team HARD. in what will be an exciting championship in the British GT.
“In 2015 I had the opportunity to do the last two rounds of the BTCC Ginetta support series, which was fantastic for me as I managed to pull out a P2 and fastest lap on my first outing. I am really looking forward to see what we can bring to the table in terms of podiums, that’s what I will be aiming for all the way.”
The second driver pairing will be announced shortly and team boss Tony Gilham is excited for the season ahead. He said: “It’s great being able to bring two cars into such a competitive series and we’ve got four very quick drivers who will be taking to the track. The dynamic between Stilp and Phillips is fantastic as they’ve been friends for years, we’re all eager to see what they can do.”
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