Team Hard signs first GT4 driv­ers

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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.

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