Jade Edwards will return to the One Motorsport team for the second half of the British Touring Car Championship season, after announcing she would join One Motorsport.
Edwards, 33, previously spent two seasons racing for Steve Dudman’s Brackley-based team, before joining the HARD team for the 2023 season.
Although Edwards had her best result of the season in a CUPRA Leon last time out at Oulton Park, where she was 16e in the third race, she remains one of four drivers to have scored points again this year.
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She will enter One Motorsport’s third Honda Civic, recently released when the team fired Will Powell, who had acted as both driver and commercial director, from all roles.
Edwards has played 78 races in the BTCC since 2020, scoring a best result of 15e twice, once each in 2021 and 2022. She has had 14 top-20 results in her 78 races so far.
“I am delighted to return to One Motorsport for the second half of the season,” said third-generation driver Edwards. “I want to say a big thank you to everyone at Team HARD for their hard work and commitment; we ended things on good terms and there is nothing but respect between us.
“Being able to join One is something that I’m really excited about and I’m grateful that we were able to reach an agreement for this to happen.
“Having already spent two years with the team, I feel at home and I return to a familiar environment, which can only be positive.
“Obviously there have been a few changes to the car since I last drove it, but I’m confident that with the team’s proven track record – as well as Josh’s experience ( Cook) and Aiden (Moffat) – which I will be able to start when we get to Croft in a few weeks.
“I’m fully focused on a strong end to the season and I think being back in the Honda Civic Type R gives me the best opportunity to do that!”
One Motorsport team owner Steve Dudman is looking forward to working with Edwards again.
“We are very happy to welcome Jade back to One Motorsport, where her energy, professionalism and genuine enthusiasm create a great atmosphere throughout the team.
“One Motorsport also recognizes the fantastic support it has from the wonderful people behind it, all of whom have been supportive in securing this move.
“We had originally put in place a long-term plan for 2021 and 2022 to demonstrate that her diversity within the team was not a tick-off exercise and to give Jade a real chance in a highly competitive car to make proven and to attract all those companies that promote equality to join us.
“We hope we can use this second chance to find Jade some solid additional support for the rest of the season and then for years to come, because she has so much to offer.”