February 22, 1994 |
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (United Kingdom)
|Related to||Simon Hill Commentator|
|British Touring Car Championship career|
|Current team||TAG Racing|
|Former teams||Exocet Racing, Addison Lee Motorbase, AmD Tuning|
|Best finish||17th in 2016 British Touring Car Championship|
|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.
Ginetta Junior Championship
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. 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
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
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 teammate Rob Austin all weekend.
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 teammates 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.
Complete British Touring Car Championship results
(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)
* Season in progress.
Complete British GT Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2015||AmDtuning.com||Porsche 997 GT4||GT4||OUL
- Turner, Kevin (9 October 2013). "Jake Hill to race Rob Austin Audi in 2013 BTCC Brands Hatch finale". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 9 October 2013.