That implies that all 29 drivers for the 2021 BTCC are actually confirmed, with Hamilton emulating his brother Lewis by turning into the ultimate contender for his respective championship to be introduced in his seat.
After contesting 4 rounds in 2015 with an AmD Tuning Audi, Hamilton undertook simply over half of the 2019 season in a Motorbase Efficiency Ford.
He then joined Exhausting in 2020 and had his fullest marketing campaign but on the wheel of one of many squad’s venerable Volkswagen CCs.
Hamilton scored his first BTCC level for fifteenth place at Manufacturers Hatch, and missed solely the Knockhill spherical because of a heavy shunt the earlier weekend at Oulton Park.
As soon as once more, Hamilton strains up alongside Exhausting’s a number of race winner Jack Goff, with Aron Taylor-Smith and Glynn Geddie additionally on board in an expanded four-car line-up.
“I’m enormously proud to be again on the BTCC grid this 12 months,” stated Hamilton, who has cerebral palsy.
“Numerous exhausting work and bodily conditioning ensures I can take part within the sport and I’m grateful to ROKiT Telephones, ABK Beer and my different companions for his or her continued assist and perception in me.
Nic Hamilton Staff Exhausting Cupra BTCC 2021
Photograph by: Staff Exhausting
“Having achieved some nice private outcomes final 12 months, in what was a tough automotive to drive, I can not wait to get behind the wheel of our new Cupra Leon and begin a brand new chapter with Staff Exhausting.
“Staff Exhausting has made an enormous resolution to spend money on the brand new automotive programme and I’m grateful for the choice to welcome me into their fold once more.
“I actually imagine we will obtain some nice outcomes and memorable moments collectively this season.”
Exhausting boss Tony Gilham added: “It’s nice that Nic has chosen to stay with the group for 2021.
“He was a incredible asset final season, and his willpower was rewarded along with his greatest qualifying place and first BTCC factors end at Manufacturers Hatch.
“These outcomes solely add to our optimism about what we will obtain collectively this 12 months in our all-new Cupra Leons.”
Hamilton plans to be testing the Cupra subsequent week as Exhausting begins its observe improvement of the brand new machine, which was first unveiled earlier this week.
2021 BTCC confirmed entries
West Surrey Racing BMW: Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant, Stephen Jelley
Staff Dynamics Honda: Gordon Shedden, Dan Rowbottom
Laser Instruments Racing Infiniti: Ash Sutton, Aiden Moffat, Carl Boardley
Motorbase/MB Ford: Jake Hill, Ollie Jackson, Sam Osborne, Andy Neate
BTC Racing Honda: Josh Cook dinner, Michael Crees, Jade Edwards
Speedworks Motorsport Toyota: Rory Butcher, Sam Smelt
Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai: Tom Ingram, Chris Smiley, Jack Butel, Rick Parfitt Jr
Ciceley Motorsport BMW: Adam Morgan, Tom Chilton
Staff Exhausting Cupra: Jack Goff, Aron Taylor-Smith, Glynn Geddie, Nic Hamilton
Energy Maxed Racing Vauxhall: Jason Plato, Dan Lloyd