Hill hopes to follow-up trophied start to 2018 in Hampshire
Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing’s Jake Hill is enjoying his best start to a Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season to date, scoring an outright podium and an Independents’ victory at Brands Hatch and scooping the Jack Sears Trophy back at Donington Park.
Hill, then, will be eager to continue this rich vein of form around Thruxton’s high-speed sweepers this weekend.
“It’s been incredible to get on the podium at both Brands Hatch and Donington, and a real boost for the team and our partners,” he said. “Thruxton is such a unique challenge. It’s so fast and bumpy. My team-mate Mike (Bushell) was second fastest in testing here recently, so if that form continues into qualifying and the races we should all be in good shape.”
The 24-year-old also sits atop Dunlop’s #ForeverForward standings with an incredible 50 overtakes over the two weekends, and lies fourth in the Jack Sears Trophy tally.
“We haven’t yet been able to really show our form in qualifying, so the aim is to work on getting as far up the grid as possible. Again, we’re targeting three finishes which is always tough, but that really is the key to season-long success – getting solid points early on in the year is what I have learned from my previous two campaigns in the BTCC.
“In 2016, I was running in the top-ten in Race 1 when I got caught up in a multi-car shunt. Had I missed Matt (Neal), I would have finished fourth – so I know I can do it. I have been on pole and won here in the Ginetta Juniors – which seems a lifetime ago! I really love the challenge of Thruxton so I can’t wait!”