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British Touring Car Championship

Powell joins Team Hard for remainder of season

Team HARD has unveiled Will Powell as its fourth driver, replacing Jack Goff.

Powell has raced in multiple UK championships spanning from single seaters to GT cars. He drove the Brabham BT62 Competition in the marque’s return to racing at Brands Hatch in 2019 before winning the British Endurance Series championship in a McLaren GT3 in 2021.

For the remainder of the 2022 BTCC season, Powell will pilot the number 20 Cupra entry alongside the current Jack Sears Trophy leader, Bobby Thompson.

“This is the realisation of a boyhood dream, going back to when we would skip school to camp out at Brands Hatch and watch the BTCC,” said Powell. “I’d like to thank Tony Gilham and his family for the opportunity to make the dream a reality.

“I think the series is the pinnacle of British motorsport and – despite unusual circumstances – I’m over the moon to join the grid at Brands Hatch. I don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge, but I’m looking forward to racing with the best.”

Team Owner Tony Gilham added “Will is a great guy. Coming into the season at this stage, we wanted to find a driver that already has a relationship with both our staff and partners to build long-term and with his vast experience in motorsport both on and off the track will really help accelerate his development in the BTCC, as well as the fact that the team knows Will and vice-versa.”

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British Touring Car Championship