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HARD. Decision Taken

HARD. Decision Taken

Mar 20, 2013
Team HARD. today announce that they will be attending the official BTCC media day at Donington Park on Thursday 21th of March 2013 without their 2013 NGTC spec Insignia’s and Passat’s.

Team Principal Tony Gilham explained the teams decision “We have taken the decision this morning not to take the cars along to media day this Thursday. This decision was not taken lightly, my engineers have been working tirelessly over last few months, the cars are looking amazing and I am fully expecting them to be competitive at the opening race weekend. With this in mind, the team as a whole think that the time would be better spent in the race unit, making sure the cars are completed to the high standard that the build has undertaken”.

Tony continued “The Insignias have been completely redeveloped, as you will see when they appear for the 1st time. This was a decision we made once we had assessed the overall condition of the car and the parts. This was to give our drivers the best equipment available we are now completing the build with the attention to detail we feel required. We will then have a test plan in place so we can hit the ground running at Brands Hatch opening race weekend”.

“The Passat’s being a complete new build are also near completion but we want to give the drivers all the time that they and the car deserve which unfortunately means we will miss media day”.

The team’s chief engineer David Peace reiterated what Tony said, “The cars have taken shape really well, and as a new team this has been a massive learning curve for us all. We have built these cars to the highest standard and I’m really pleased with the results so far, but after discussions with Tony it was decided that rather than having 2 days out of the unit this time would be better spent finishing off the cars, this way the engineers can get a bit of time to themselves before the season kicks off and the business on track begins”.

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