Donnington next for Hill
Donnington next for Hill

After two Wins in the last two BTCC weekends at Croft and Silverstone, MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill heads to the classic sweeps of Donington Park, focussing on continuing his strong run of form and maintaining his championship challenge.

“The Motorbase crew and the Ford Focus ST have been superb all season. In the last few weekends we’ve really increased the momentum, getting on the Podium every weekend since Knockhill, and of course the two wins have really shown what we are capable of. I absolutely love Donington; it’s up there in my top-three circuits in the UK, so we head there in very confident form”

Hill lies 3rd in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship,  so carries 57kgs of success ballast into qualifying and race one on Sunday, and is sandwiched between Tom Ingram and Colin Turkington in the standings, with just four points separating the three drivers.

Out front is current champion Ashley Sutton, who has a 36 point lead over Ingram, and 38 points over Hill, the Laser Tools Racing driver demonstrating impressive consistency as the series enters its final six races.

“Ash is a class act. The car and him seem to be strong everywhere, and it carries the success ballast better than the front-wheel drive cars which makes him tough to beat. Some people are saying the championship is already his, which is understandable I suppose, but there’s six races, with 22 points per race possible – and the prospect of some Autumn rain could really shake things up. It’s exciting to be part of the fight, and I’m determined to be in this fight to the end”

Hill comes straight from an impressive run at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, taking victory in the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Ric Wood in the spectacular Calsonic Nissan Skyline R32 GTR, making it three wins for Hill in as many weeks.

“I had the best time last week! Great track and my favourite Touring Car ever, but I’m getting greedy now and just want to Win every week! I know it will be tough, but I also know we have such a strong car, and I’m sure we can be right in the mix again”

The cars hit the track for two forty minute practice sessions at 9.30am and 12.10pm, with the qualifying ‘shoot out’ live on line at at 2.35pm, all on Saturday 9th October.

On Sunday 10th the first of the 16 lap races is at 11.55am, with race two at 2.35pm and the final race at 5.20pm, all shown live on ITV4HD.

“The season has flown by – after this weekend we’ll just have Brands GP left, and I would love to still be in the championship fight going to my ‘home’ track. It should be fun!”

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