The 32-year-old has spent the primary two full seasons of her BTCC profession with BTC Racing in Honda equipment, twice moving into the factors positions with 15th-place finishes, however now joins Dan Lloyd, Bobby Thompson, Dexter Patterson and Jack Butel in a five-car Group Onerous line-up of Cupra Leons.
Edwards will subsequently be part of Patterson and Butel within the quest for honours within the Jack Sears Trophy, the sub-division for drivers who’ve by no means claimed an outright BTCC podium earlier than the beginning of the season, and which was received final 12 months by Thompson.
It represents a return for Edwards to Onerous, with which she contested some rounds of the 2019 Renault Clio UK Cup.
“I’m actually excited to be becoming a member of Group HARD for the 2023 BTCC season,” mentioned Edwards.
“I’ve been following the crew’s progress for some time and I’m impressed with their professionalism and dedication to success. I’m assured that I can construct on my expertise from final 12 months and work properly with the crew to realize some nice outcomes on monitor.”
Jade Edwards, Wealthy Vitality BTC Racing Honda Civic Sort R
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“We’re thrilled to have Jade becoming a member of us for the 2023 BTCC season,” added Onerous boss Tony Gilham.
“She is an distinctive driver with numerous potential, and we imagine she might be an amazing asset to our crew. Each Jade and the crew have come on a great distance since we beforehand labored collectively and we’re prepared to supply her with the very best platform to have her greatest season within the BTCC thus far.
“As a favorite with the group, we all know that our followers and companions alike might be thrilled with this signing and we stay up for working with Jade once more and attaining some unbelievable outcomes on monitor.”
BTC, which has been renamed One Motorsport over the winter, was working with Edwards on a business deal that will have enabled her to remain on for a 3rd season.
The crew has to date named Josh Cook and Aiden Moffat for the 2023 season, whereas speak of a BTCC retirement U-turn from Jason Plato refuses to die out.
BTCC 2023 line-up to date
Motorbase Efficiency Ford: Ash Sutton, Dan Cammish, Dan Rowbottom, Sam Osborne
West Surrey Racing BMW: Jake Hill, Colin Turkington, Adam Morgan, Stephen Jelley
Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai: Tom Ingram, Tom Chilton, Ronan Pearson, Nick Halstead
Group Dynamics Honda: TBA, TBA
One Motorsport Honda: Josh Prepare dinner, Aiden Moffat, TBA
Speedworks Motorsport: Toyota Rory Butcher, George Gamble, Ricky Collard
Group Onerous Cupra: Dan Lloyd, Bobby Thompson, Dexter Patterson, Jack Butel, Jade Edwards
Energy Maxed Racing Vauxhall: Aron Taylor-Smith, Andrew Watson, Mikey Doble