Following a short karting career, Jake Hill graduated to car racing in 2008. Tackling the Ginetta Junior Winter Series, he wound up as top rookie and fourth overall. Progressing to the main championship a year later, Hill took three wins in a part-campaign before a season-long battle with future BTCC rival Tom Ingram in 2010 yielded the runner-up spoils.
After gaining further experience in the Ginetta GT Supercup in 2011 and 2012, Hill made his BTCC debut in 2013 in a Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus. Deputising for Liam Griffin, he won the Jack Sears class at Croft. At the end of the season, Hill returned to the grid with Exocet Racing and claimed his first BTCC points, just missing out on a top ten finish at Brands Hatch.
In 2016, Hill got his first full-time BTCC opportunity with RCIB Insurance Racing in a Toyota Avensis, and bested his team-mates on the way to a respectable 17th in the standings after multiple strong points finishes. He returned in 2017 with Team HARD-backed TAG Racing, at the wheel of a Volkswagen CC and was again a regular visitor to the points-paying positions.
He was part of a four-car effort from Team HARD in 2018 in a facelifted VW CC, but completed just half of the season – albeit including a maiden podium on home soil in the Brands Hatch curtain-raiser.
He joined TradePriceCars.com for 2019 and drove the Audi S3 Saloon alongside ex-Formula 1 team-mate Mark Blundell, sealing his maiden BTCC victory along the way.
In 2020, Hill will race a Honda Civic Type R (FK2) for the first time with the Blundell-backed MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square team.
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Date of Birth: 22 February, 1994
Place of Birth: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lives in: Goudhurst, Kent
Team: MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
BTCC Debut: Croft, 2013BTCC Races: 124