LASER TOOLS RACING WITH MB MOTORSPORT HEAD TO BRANDS HATCH
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport are set to resume their Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign this weekend (6/7 May) as they head to Brands Hatch, Kent, to tackle the second event of the 2023 season.
In what is a home race for Jake Hill, himself and the team will be looking to build on their successful opening weekend at Donington Park, which saw them secure a podium finish and a healthy haul of points, leaving Hill sitting third in the drivers’ standings with 32 points.
Brand Hatch’s Indy circuit will present a very different challenge this weekend. As the shortest circuit on the calendar at just 1.21-miles in length, and with drivers lapping well below the 50-second mark, drivers have little margin for error when tackling the natural amphitheatre track, which includes the iconic Paddock Hill bend notorious for its roller coaster-like elevation changes.
With navigating through the traffic being a tough task, further emphasis is placed on Saturday’s qualifying session as the drivers look to secure a starting place at the front of the grid for the opening race. This could be good news for Jake Hill, who qualified on the front row at the circuit last year, on his way to winning the Goodyear Wingfoot Award in his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport.
“I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch this weekend, I’m born and bred in Kent, and grew up watching races at Brands and then eventually racing here, so it’s always a special weekend,” said Hill, “We were quick at Donington, battling at the front all weekend and collecting silverware.
Brands Hatch Indy is always exciting, there’s very little room for error and you have to be so precise as the lap times are so close. Last year I started on the front row and got a podium here; so, heading back, after a year with the car and the team under my belt, I’m more experienced and I’m hoping to channel that into a victory this weekend.”
Sunday’s triple header of races are scheduled to get underway at 1150 (BST), 1430 and 1715 respectively with live coverage available on ITV4.
Live coverage of Saturday’s qualifying session will also be available to stream on ITV Sport’s Youtube Channel and itv.com/btcc. Live timing is also available for all sessions across the weekend.