Edwards to race full BTCC season with BTC Racing
Full steam ahead for Edwards in 2021
Edwards made her debut last season in the BTCC, after having a one-off drive at Silverstone. She finished two of the three races that weekend and is determined to make her mark given this opportunity with BTC Racing and the Honda Civic Type R FK8.
Edwards following in her father's footsteps, Jim Edwards Jr and grandfather Jim Snr, Jade has previously raced in the Renault Clio Cup series, where she finished seventh in 2019 and securing a race best result of fourth.
She has participated in the British GT Championship in 2014 and 2015, driving a Ginetta G55 GT4 and Aston Martin Vantage GT4 respectively, and has also competed in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge.
BTC team owner and principal, Steve Dunn, said of Edwards' appointment, "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 racer through-and-through and know how to get stuck in, which is what touring car racing is all about. I firmly believe we have one of the most exciting and equally-balanced entries on the grid with Jade alongside Josh and Michael. We just cannot wait for the season to begin."
Jade added, "for anyone who watched my debut BTCC weekend last year, they will know this is something I have worked very hard on for a long time. The plan for that one weekend was always to make it onto the grid full-time. I have worked with the BTCC and BTC Racing over the last year, giving my support and being a real advocate for the team."
"Over the winter, Steve Dudman has been a man of his word, very loyal and trustworthy, and gave me this amazing opportunity - it really is what dreams are made off. It's been my dream to race in touring cars properly, not just a one-off. Steve and all the team at BTC have made this happen and I am so grateful to them all for the support. I really cannot tell you how excited I am about the season ahead."
The 2021 British Touring Car Championship is scheduled to start on the weekend of 8th & 9th May at Thruxton, following a newly revised calendar released by BTCC.