It was an emotional day at Team-HARD. Head Quarters today as we said goodbye to the plucky little Honda Civic.
The former Gordon Shedden Honda Civic that was purchased from Team Dynamics in February 2012 for Tony to run himself in the BTCC. It served the team as a perfect soldier over the course of the year, with multiple top tens and also taking Tony to a podium at Donington Park which was the teams best result.
With the introduction of the Vauxhall Insignia’s and now the Volkswagen Passat, team owner Tony Gilham feels that running the Civic in the “Jack Sears Trophy” would be a little bit of a stretch for the team on a whole.
Tony said on the Civic, “I am very sad to see the Civic go, it was the launch pad for my team and was a little warrior on the track, even when I stepped out of the seat it proved it was a great car in the hands of Robb (Holland), Howard (Fuller) and Arron (Williamson).” Tony Continued “I got my maiden Touring car podium in this car so it will always be close to my heart, but it was a business decision, it just didn’t make financial and logistical sense to run it”.
This is the official website for British Touring Car Championship driver, Tony Gilham, who races for the Triple Eight Racing with Collins Contractors team.
Living the dream!
After three successful years competing in the prestigious Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Tony is now realising his dream of competing in the BTCC for the first time in his career. Equipped with a NGTC Engined Vectra and the usual vibrant and unmistakable pink and green livery!