Team HARD will enter two cars in to the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after landing a second TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL).

The Kent-based outfit ran a single Toyota Avensis in 2015 and had already signed Chris Smiley to drive it this year, but recent withdrawals of Support Our Paras and Rob Austin Racing have opened up the chance for Team HARD to double up in their place.

"This is an exciting time for Team HARD and now we're facing arguably the biggest year we've ever had," said Team Principal Tony Gilham. "This is great news and we'll bring you further information on our second seat over the coming weeks."

The final BTCC entry list will be revealed on 22nd March