Jade Edwards completes the BTC Racing range
Jade Edwards will join BTCC full time in 2021 after entering into a ‘dream deal’ to complete the BTC Racing lineup.
Edwards will take over behind the wheel of the Honda Civic Type R driven by Tom Chilton last season after his stint at Ciceley Motorsport, the 29-year-old teaming up with previously announced pairing of Josh Cook and Michael Crees.
The deal to follow Father Jim Edwards Jr on the series comes from the fact that Edwards competed in the Silverstone event last season, when she was one of the drivers lucky enough to compete in the Power Maxed Racing Astra.
“For anyone who watched my first BTCC weekend last year, they will know this is something I have worked really hard on for a long time,” she said. “The plan for this weekend was still to be on 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.
” During the winter, [team owner] Steve Dudman has been a man of his word, very loyal and trustworthy, and has given me this incredible opportunity – this is really what dreams are made of. It was my dream to run well in passenger cars, not just on an ad hoc basis. 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 for the coming season. “
Dudman said he was delighted to bring Edwards into the squad to complete the three-car roster.
“Completing our 2021 roster of drivers so early in the year is great news for the team; we can now prepare together for the new BTCC season, ”he said. “I’m absolutely delighted that we were able to make a deal with Jade to play her first full season on the show. 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.
“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 navigate her way, which is what touring car racing is all about. I firmly believe we have one of the most exciting and balanced entries to ever have. the grid with Jade alongside Josh and Michael. We can’t wait for the season to begin. “