Team Hard signs up Epps in third BTCC car
Team Hard has continued its expansion in the British Touring Car Championship and has signed Michael Epps to drive a third Toyota Avensis in the 2016 series.
The team had already announced that it would run a pair of Toyota Avensis cars for Jake Hill and Mini Challenge graduate Chris Smiley, but it has now gained another entry after securing an extra licence.
Epps has a background in single-seaters in Formula Vee, Formula Renault BARC and in USF2000, but last year raced in the VW Racing Cup.
Epps said: “It’s the most exciting time in my career. I could only dream of a BTCC seat at one point in my career and now it’s happening.”
Team principal Tony Gilham said: “We’re rewriting the rule book and focusing on skill rather than just looking for drivers with big budgets.”