Jake Hill

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Jake Hill
Nationality British
Born (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 22)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (United Kingdom)
Related to Simon Hill Commentator
British Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2013
Current team RCIB Insurance Racing
Car no. 24
Former teams Exocet Racing, Addison Lee Motorbase, AmD Tuning
Starts 36
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 6th in 2016 British Touring Car Championship
Previous series
2008-2010
2011-2012
Ginetta Junior Championship
Ginetta GT Supercup

Jake Hill (born 22 February 1994) is a British racing driver and BRDC Rising Star who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship for RCIB Insurance Racing, Team HARD.. He is the son of racing driver and motorsport commentator Simon Hill, has also driven for AmDTuning.com, Exocet Racing and Motorbase Performance.

Racing career[edit]

Ginetta Junior Championship[edit]

Hill was born in Tunbridge Wells. After a short karting career, he began car racing in 2008, having signed with Tollbar Racing to tackle the Ginetta Junior Championship Winter Series. Hill finished the series as the top rookie and fourth overall.[1] This led to Hill joining the main championship in 2009. Despite not racing the full season, Hill took three wins, five Pole Positions, five fastest laps and five podiums and led every race he competed in.

The following season saw the début of the Ginetta G40 in the championship, replacing the previous Ginetta G20. 2010 was just as successful for Hill, which saw him take a further 10 wins, 13 Podiums, 8 Pole Positions and 9 Fastest Lsp on his way to finishing second in the championship to Tom Ingram, after being docked points early in the season.

Ginetta GT Supercup[edit]

In 2011, Hill made the step up into a Ginetta G50, racing in the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup. Hill secured four class wins during this season, and 17 Podiums in 27 races

Hill only had a partial campaign in 2012, but still took a single overall win in the championship and six podiums

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

2013 saw Hill make his début in the BTCC whilst substituting for absent Addison Lee Motorbase driver Liam Griffin at the Croft round of the championship. Hill took a Jack Sears Trophy class win in the first round of the meeting.

Hill joined Rob Austin Racing prior to the final round of the 2013 season at Brands Hatch, replacing Will Bratt and qualifying 10th, scoring points in all three races and outscoring and out qualifying his race-winning team mate Rob Austin all weekend.[2]

Jake is a BRDC Rising Star. Jake started racing in 2002 in Cadet Karting, he has continued his career by racing in Ginetta Juniors rising up to Ginetta GT Supercup. He has driven for Motorbase Performance, Exocet Racing and AMD Tuning (also competed in British GT with AMD), Porsche Carerra Cup GB scoring three podiums in four races, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Silverstone in 2015 and in the BTCC before now finally getting a full season with TeamHard.

So far in 2016 he has out qualified his team mates at every race, scored points on 9 occasions, qualified 10th at Donington Park, 11th at Croft, won the Dunlop #ForeverForward award for most places gained at Oulton Park, finished in the top-ten on four occasions and taken a career-best 6th overall at Croft having passed Mat Jackson and held Rob Collard at bay for the entire race. He is 8th in the Independents Championship after Snetterton.

Racing Record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2013 Addison Lee Motorbase Ford Focus ST Mk.II BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1

18
CRO
2

17
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
23rd 8
Exocet Racing Audi A4 BRH
1

14
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

15
2015 AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

DON
1

DON
2

DON
3

THR
1

THR
2

THR
3

OUL
1

OUL
2

OUL
3

CRO
1

CRO
2

CRO
3

SNE
1

SNE
2

SNE
3

KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

BRH
1

17
BRH
2

18
BRH
3

Ret
38th 0
2016 RCIB Insurance Racing Toyota Avensis BRH
1

13
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

23
DON
1

26
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

10
THR
2

17
THR
3

13
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

26
OUL
3

9
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

20
CRO
3

20
SNE
1

12
SNE
2

12
SNE
3

11
KNO
1

16
KNO
2

13
KNO
3

15
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

16
ROC
3

8
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

27
SIL
3

14
BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

17th* 70*

* Season in progress.

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2015 AmDtuning.com Porsche 997 GT4 GT4 OUL
1

OUL
2

ROC
1

19
SIL
1

20
SPA
1

16
BRH
1

22
SNE
1

SNE
2

DON
1

23
17th 31.5

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