Jade Edwards completes BTC Racing line-up for 2021 season
Jade edwards will enter his first full season in the British Touring Car Championship after being confirmed as a third driver for BTC races get a “dream deal” in the process.
Edwards will team up with Josh cook and Michael cris in the Honda Civic Type R FK8 also becoming the first female pilot to embark for the first time since 2007 in a full season in BTCC.
Last year, the Northampton-based driver made her championship debut at the wheel of the Maximum running power Opel astra as one of their guest drivers and impressed with two of the three finishes showing good pace in the process.
Coming from a family of runners, she will follow in her father’s footsteps Jim edwards jnr, former class winner at BTCC as well as grandfather Jim Edwards Snr after having already participated in the Renault Clio Cup of the United Kingdom finish seventh overall in 2019.
In addition to the Clio Cup, Edwards also participated in the British GT Championship and Aston Martin GT4 Challenge and can’t wait to seize the opportunity that she has admitted to presenting itself for some time.
“For anyone who watched my first BTCC weekend last year, they will know this is something that I have worked really hard on for a long time. The plan for this weekend was always to be sure. the grid full time. I have worked with BTCC and BTC Racing over the past year, providing my support and being a true defender of the team ”, Edwards said.
“During the winter, Steve [Dudman] has been a man of his word, very loyal and trustworthy, and has given me this incredible opportunity – that is what dreams are made of. It was my dream to drive passenger cars well, not just one. Steve and the whole BTC team made this possible and I thank them all for their support. I really can’t tell you how excited I am about the coming season. “
While for Steve dudman, team principal and owner of BTC Racing is happy to give Edwards the opportunity and believes that alongside Cook and Crees they have one of the best rosters on the grid for the new season.
“Completing our 2021 roster of drivers so early in the new year is great news for the team and we can now prepare for the new BTCC season together. I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to make a deal with Jade to have her play her first full season in touring cars. She deserves this opportunity and BTC Racing will do their best to support her in any way they can, I know Jade will make the most of it.“said Dudman.
“We certainly have high hopes for what Jade can achieve this season with BTC Racing, especially after seeing her do such a professional job both in and out of the car on her BTCC debut last year. She’s a runner through and through and knows how to get stuck which is what touring car racing is all about. I firmly believe we have one of the most exciting and balanced entries on the grid. with Jade alongside Josh and Michael. We can’t wait for the season to begin. “