Having made his series debut for a one-off appearance in 2013, Jake Hill became a regular in the BTCC three years later. Hill steadily improved his championship position year-on-year since joining Trade Price Cars in 2019, where the Tunbridge-Wells born driver took his Audi S3 to a maiden victory in a superb lights-to-flag drive at Knockhill.
Previously, Hill had starred in a number of the BTCC’s support series, collecting podiums and wins before focussing on the BTCC with Team Hard in 2016 and 2017.
Several strong performances culminated in his debut podium at Brands Hatch in 2018, before joining Trade Price Cars alongside former Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell the following year.
For 2020, Hill joined Blundell’s fledgling MB Motorsport team in an AmD Tuning-prepared Honda Civic Type R, taking six podiums over the season. Remaining with MB Motorsport, now in a Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus ST, for 2021, Hill hit the ground running, taking a triple podium in the opening event at Thruxton. Continuing on to score points 25 times in 30 races and bagging a total of nine podiums – including wins at Croft and Silverstone – Hill remained in the championship fight all the way to the final weekend of the season, ultimately finishing a career-best fifth in the points.
In 2022, Hill switched to rear-wheel drive in the West Surrey Racing-prepared BMW 330e M-Sport with ROKiT MB Motorsport. He had a brilliant campaign, fighting for the championship win right until the dramatic finale at Brands Hatch. The stats say it all, doubling his win total, securing 13 more podiums and 381 more points than his 2021 season. Hill also won the Goodyear Wingfoot Award title for the best qualifying performance and rounded out his best-ever season in third overall.
Hoping consistency will prove key, Hill sticks with the BMW for 2023, racing under the Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport banner.
|Donington Park National||Qualifying||5th|
|Donington Park National||TOP TEN SHOWDOWN||3rd|
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||1st|
|Brands Hatch Indy||TOP TEN SHOWDOWN||3rd|
Date of Birth: 22 February 1994
Place of Birth: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lives in: Kent
Team: Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport
Car: BMW 330e M Sport
BTCC Debut: Croft, 2013BTCC Races: 209