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Nic Hamilton completes 2021 BTCC grid with final Cupra seat

Friday, March 19 2021

Nic Hamilton has been announced as the final driver on this year's Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship grid, with the news this morning that he would race the last of Team HARD's new-for-2021 Cupra Leons.

The brother of the seven-time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, remains with the team with which he enjoyed his best season to date in the UK's leading car racing series. Hamilton secured his first points and best qualifying performances in the team's Volkswagen CC last year, and he'll be aiming to build on that as he remains with the same squad once more.

The team will run four new Cupra Leons this season, including Hamilton's which will run with adapted controls, enabling him to compete at a national level with cerebral palsy.

Hamilton said: "I am enormously proud to be back on the BTCC grid this year. A lot of hard work and physical conditioning ensures I can participate in the sport and I am grateful to ROKiT Phones, ABK Beer and my other partners for their continued support and belief in me. Having accomplished some great personal results last year, in what was a difficult car to drive, I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of our new Cupra Leon and start a new chapter with Team HARD.

"Team HARD has made a huge decision to invest in the new car programme and I'm thankful for the decision to welcome me into their fold again. I really believe we can achieve some great results and memorable moments together this season. There's a lot to look forward to."

"It's great that Nic has chosen to remain with the team for 2021," added the squad's Managing Director, Tony Gilham. "He was a fantastic asset last season, and his determination was rewarded with this best qualifying position and first BTCC points finish at Brands Hatch. These results only add to our optimism about what we can achieve together this year in our all new Cupra Leons."

Five of the BTCC's 10 events will take place at MSV venues in 2021.