HILL’S WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE BTCC
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill enjoyed a near perfect weekend at Oulton Park prior to the summer break – scoring two wins, three fastest laps and a second place finish – but the competitive nature of the BTCC bit back at Croft on Sunday.
A trio of points finishes – 5th, 11th and 7th – ensure that Jake remains well and truly in the title fight, but both he and MB Motorsport Director, Mark Blundell, reflected on the lessons learned in North Yorkshire…
Jake Hill said: “Ultimately, our trip to Croft was a disappointing one and we weren’t able to score the results we know we are capable of achieving as a team. The red-flagged qualifying meant we weren’t able to deliver a lap time when the track was at its quickest and this left us with work to do on Sunday.
“Unfortunately, two mistakes on my end in the races cost us and I’m sorry to the team for those errors. At the end of the day, we want to be battling at the front like we were at Oulton Park and this weekend we just didn’t have the straight line pace to compete for wins and the podium places.
“Heading to Knockhill next time out fills me with motivation to bounce back and get to where I know we can be. Last year, it was our best weekend and I’m confident we can return to the front when we head to Scotland in two weeks.
“As always, a huge thank you to the guys and girls at Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and WSR for their efforts this weekend.”
Mark Blundell said: “Despite finishing in the points in all three races, Croft was not our finest weekend and one for us to take valuable lessons from. We all want to be fighting for wins and podiums, and unfortunately this weekend we weren’t able to do that so we need to regroup and show what we are capable of when we head to Knockhill.
“A huge thank you to WSR for their efforts again this weekend, and to all of our fans and partners for the support they have shown us over the course of the weekend. The motivation they provide is fantastic and we all aim to repay that support when we hit the track in Scotland.”