Howard Fuller added to HARD's British Touring Car line-up
|By Jamie O'Leary
||Friday, February 1st 2013, 13:50 GMT
Howard Fuller will drive one of Team HARD's Volkswagen Passatts in the British Touring Car Championship this year.
He is likely to share driving duties in one of the VWs with American Robb Holland, who undertook a partial BTCC programme last year and is set to do the same in 2013.
Fuller is planning to convert his programme into a full-time drive with Tony Gilham's team, should he find the backing.
"It has all come together nicely, and it's great to know that I'll be on the grid," Fuller said.
"It can be frustrating reading about everyone else's plans while I've been busy trying to secure my own place. I'm just thankful to Tony for the opportunity."
Fuller, 20, made his series debut with the team in an S2000 Honda Civic last year at Rockingham and also raced at Silverstone, taking a best finish of 11th.
Fuller's history with the outfit extends back to the VW Cup in 2010.
"Howard is a very good driver," said team boss Gilham. "He won for us in the VW Cup and the whole team loves him.
"We rewarded him with a BTCC drive at Rockingham last year and he did so well that we put him back in the car for Silverstone. I am sure he will do a great job for us."
Tom Onslow-Cole recently confirmed he will race the team's first VW on a full-time basis while Clio Cup champion Jack Goff and James Cole will campaign Vauxhall Insignias.