Team Hard signs up Epps in third BTCC car

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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.”

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