Jade Edwards has re-joined One Motorsport for the remainder of the BTCC season, as the replacement for Will Powell.
The Brackley-based outfit announced Powell's departure on Thursday, who has been removed from all of his role's within the team. Powell was not only a member of the driving team on the track, but also held a commercial position with Motus One, the company that merged with BTC Racing during the summer to form One Motorsport.
The reason for Powell's departure has not yet been disclosed.
The news of the move came shortly after Team HARD announced Jade's departure, also citing that she was "remaining within the BTCC."
It is an emphatic return for Jade Edwards as she returns to the team she raced for through the 2021 and 2022 seasons, back into the Honda Civic Type R that she already knows well and linking up again with former team-mate Josh Cook and Aidan Moffat.
One Motorsport currently sit 4th in the overall Team's standings and are leading the Independant Team's championship with 276 points.
Whilst Jade's sudden departure leaves an open seat in one of the Team HARD-run Cupra Leons, the team have been quick to announce the promotion of Daryl DeLeon, the winner of their acclaimed 2023 scholarship program, to replace Jade Edwards in the BTCC squad for the remainder of the season.
DeLeon has already impressed by not only establishing a commanding lead in the Radical UK championship, but also in his run-out in the Team HARD Cupra Leon a couple of weeks ago at the recent Goodyear tyre test at Donington Park.
Both drivers are expected to make their debuts for their new teams in a couple of weeks when the BTCC returns to Croft on 29th & 30th July, the first weekend back from the competition's mid-season break.
BTCC Journalist @ F1 Journal