Gallagher commits to Team Hardposted in BTCC15 | 01 | 2014

    SCOT KIERAN GALLAGHER has today confirmed he will contest the 2014 VW Racing Cup with Team Hard Racing.

    The 23-year-old from Glasgow, who made his British Touring Car Championship debut with the team at Knockhill last August, will return to the series to build on a his debut year last year.

    Gallagher first burst on to the scene when a deal was put together to make his VW Cup debut at the legendary Spa circuit in Belgium.

    In the BTCC race weekend, having had a license for little more than a year, he delivered an impressive points finish, which was just rewards for the development on and off track over the course of the weekend. 

    "We have been working hard with Kieran over the close season to put a package together," Gary Allen, Team Hard boss, said today, "and although BTCC was a target, we felt it was a little too early to make that step up on a full time basis.

    "We have decided to carrying on working together in very much a building year, both for the team and Kieran. It is important to develop as a driver as well as work with new partners and sponsors.

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    "Kieran made his debut with us last year in the VW Cup and at times showed some great potential with some very respectable lap times.

    "This season will be about building on last year and aiming to achieve some real solid results. All of the tracks were new to Kieran last year. so going back this year with some testing under his belt should enable him to challenge towards the front."

    Naturally, Gallagher is delighted to be back with the team and is looking forward to returning to action with Team Hard Racing.

    "I'm ecstatic to be back in the seat with Gary and the Team again," the Scot said. ".I always said I wouldn't go anywhere else and i've stuck to that.

    "We were chasing sponsors for BTCC but we think that a full season of VW Cup is going to help cement my name in motorsport.

    "I can't wait to get back in the seat shortly to test the new cars and work with the guys to develop them in to potential front runners."

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    Jim McGill

     

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