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Jade Edwards signs with BTC Racing for 2021 BTCC season

Thursday, January 14 2021

Jade Edwards, one of the UK's most prominent female racing drivers, will contest a full season in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship for the first time in 2021. Edwards has completed a deal to complete BTC Racing's three-car line-up for the season, alongside Josh Cook and Michael Crees.

The 29-year-old will become the first female driver to embark in a full campaign in the UK's leading car racing championship since 2007.

Last year, Edwards made headlines with her well-documented debut in the BTCC during a one-off outing in a Vauxhall Astra. She now switches to a Honda Civic Type R FK8 for the full-time switch to the series.

Jade follows in the footstepd of her father Jim Edwards, who was a class winner in the BTCC, and grandfather Jim Edwards Sr. 

Edwards said: "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."

Dudman added: "To complete our 2021 driver line-up so early in the year is wonderful news for the team; we can now prepare as one for the new BTCC season. I am absolutely delighted that we've been able to put a deal together with Jade for her to race her first full season in the series. She deserves this opportunity and BTC Racing will endeavour to support her in every way possible. I know Jade will make the absolute most of it."