Caine re­joins BTCC grid with Team HARD Toy­ota

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For­mer Bri­tish GT cham­pion Michael Caine will re­turn to the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship at Snet­ter­ton this week­end at the wheel of a Team Hard Toy­ota Aven­sis.

Caine will drive the Aven­sis pre­vi­ously raced in the cat­e­gory by Chris Smi­ley, who will switch to the Re­nault Clio Cup. Caine is due to fin­ish the sea­son with Team Hard.

Caine, 46, who last raced at Croft in 2013, said: “This op­por­tu­nity came up, and it is in­ter­est­ing. The team has punched above its weight this sea­son with Michael Epps and Jake Hill, and I hope I will be able to add some ex­pe­ri­ence. Lots of peo­ple be­hind the scenes have helped to make this pos­si­ble, and I will give it my best.”

Team Hard prin­ci­pal Tony Gil­ham said: “Hav­ing some­one of Michael’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties on­board will only help push us fur­ther for­ward.”

Caine will be back in the BTCC

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