Team Hard signs first GT4 drivers
Team Hard has signed tin-top duo Jordan Stilp and William Phillips to handle its first British GT4 entry.
Stilp, 21 from Northampton, graduates to British GT having raced in the Renault UK Clio Cup and Ginetta GT4 Supercup in recent seasons. He finished third in the 2014 Clio points before taking two podium finishes in a part-season last year.
Phillips, 21 from Milton Keynes, has been a regular in the Mini Challenge. He was fifth in the series’ Gen 3 F56 category in 2015.
The pair will handle one of Hard’s new Ginetta G55 GT4 machines and team boss Tony Gilham said he was confident they could be in the mix for the title in their first year.
Gilham said: “They’re friends off the track so there is a relationship there and they are both very quick.
“Jordan has raced the G55 [in the GT4 Supercup] so he brings experience and he will help Will adapt to the car. We went down the Ginetta route because the G55 is a tried and tested product.”
Arthur Senior, who died last week aged 84, was a successful rally driver for more than half a century. As a founder member of Morecambe Car Club, Senior drove for Jaguar and Reliant on events like the Monte Carlo Rally and Liege-sofia-liege in the 1950s and 1960s.
Later, after taking part in the Golden Fifty Rally in 1982, Senior was a regular competitor on historic events right up until 2013. Those who knew him well described a fierce competitor and an all-round nice bloke who was always ready to help fellow competitors.
MN offers its condolences to his family and many friends in the sport.