Reed returns with Team HARD. at Silverstone
Former British GT4 title contender Alex Reed will make his series return this weekend at Silverstone aboard a Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Ginetta.
The 20-year-old was a front-runner and race winner throughout 2016 and ’17, and entered last season’s final round at Donington with a chance of winning the GT4 crown.
He returns to the same class and Ginetta G55 this weekend, albeit with a different squad, after partnering with Benjamin Wallace in Team HARD’s #88 entry for the championship’s blue riband three-hour race.
“I am delighted to be returning to the British GT Championship and I will do my utmost to achieve a big result in the Silverstone 500, as a thank you to Tony Gilham and Team HARD for this amazing opportunity,” he said.
“I came so close to winning the British GT4 title in 2017 and hoped to return for another run at it this year, so it’s great to be involved, especially as I’ll be back behind the wheel of a Ginetta, which I’m so familiar with. I’m confident in Team HARD’s ability to provide a competitive racecar and there’s no doubt in my mind that we have the potential to achieve something spectacular at Silverstone.”
Team HARD’s only British GT4 victory to do date came at the Silverstone 500 two years ago, and Gilham is bullish about his outfit’s chances once again.
“We are very proud and excited to welcome Alex [Reed] to the Team HARD. family for the next round of the British GT Championship at Silverstone, for the legendary 500 race,” he said. “It’s the longest race of the year and one that we hope to achieve the best results of our season so far.
“We have had a frustrating year up to now and will be looking to build on the potential that we have within the team and, also, with the pace and experience that Alex will add to our line-up. He is a proven talent and, having competed against him over the last couple of seasons, we are very much looking forward to what we can achieve together for the coming weekend and beyond, as we look to the future. There are some very exciting opportunities and some new plans for Team HARD’s GT operation for the coming years, with Alex on-board.”
The Silverstone 500 gets underway at 13:10 this Sunday. Watch it live on the British GT Championship Facebook page and website, as well as SRO’s GT World Youtube channel.
Alternatively, reserve your tickets for this weekend – which includes family entertainment as part of Supercar Sunday – here. Prices start at just £12 while under-16s attend for free.