Jade Edwards has announced that she will race with Team Hard for the 2019 Renault Clio Cup, extending her involvement in the category.
The 28-year-old competed for MRM in the Clio Cup last season finishing 14th in the Driver’s Standings.
She was a regularly top ten runner, finishing fifth twice, however, she was also involved in a couple of high profile accidents.
Speaking of her new deal, Edwards said, “I’m delighted to be able to announce this deal – Team HARD. boss Tony Gilham has been a huge help and so have two of my existing sponsors, Candeo Vision and Spectra Analysis, who have remained incredibly loyal.”
“I was determined to return to the Clio Cup; the competition is always there which brings credibility and there’s some unfinished business – 2018 wasn’t a reflection of my true form. I want to put that right this season and podiums have to be the goal.”
Edwards will once again race alongside teammate Max Coates with Ethan Hammerton completing Team Hard’s lineup for the 2019 campaign.
Team HARD. boss Tony Gilham said, “We’re really excited to have finally been able to get a deal signed to welcome Jade in to the Team HARD. family and support her for the 2019 Clio Cup season.”
“Having known Jade for a number of years now, she will be a familiar face to many within the team and she has become a personal friend. We had a very productive meeting when we met Jade and her father Jim last week and it became clear that this would be a great relationship as we have the same aspirations.”
Edwards will be able to get her first taste of her new Clio next week when the team begins testing in preparation for the first round at Brands Hatch on the 6th and 7th April.
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