Team Management

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Principal - John Hardy

Over 30 years of British National Rally Championship experience and class wins behind him, John has helped many British Championship drivers as an Instructor at Castle Coombe Rally school.

He has competed in Ford escort and Sierra Cosworth, Renault Clio Williams I, Vauxhall Nova SR and GSi, Peugeot 306 GTi6 and 106 XSi, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4 and Evo 6, Seat Cupra Sport and on the Silkway Rally in a MAN L90 Race Truck.

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Commercial Manager - Dean Faulkner

Whilst not involved in car, Dean is responsible for the commercial side of the team. He has over 19 years’ experience in sports marketing across a wide number of sports both in the UK and globally. He is responsible for securing and maintaining all of our partner relationships.

Dean is also involved with general team management, finance and social media planning as well as running his own business, IML Sports Marketing.


Team Mascot – TEDDY

Teddy is probably better known than anyone else on the team. He loves overseeing the team in the workshop and is never shy when out and about. He is just awesome. Do show him some love when you see him.