More points for Hill in Thruxton BTCC Blast
"A solid weekend" was how 25 year-old Jake Hill described rounds 7, 8 & 9 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton in Hampshire, having taken points in two of the three races for Trade Price Cars Racing, ending the weekend moving up to 4th in the Independent Driver's Category.
After strong performances in both free practice sessions, finishing 4th and 7th, a session interrupted by Red Flags saw Hill qualify 14th, optimistic of progress forward.
A strong opening lap saw a place gained passing Smiley, then soon after Stephen Jelley and Josh Cook, gaining a further place when Oliphant was handed a drive-through penalty, Hill now up to 10th, and 3rd Independent runner.
Hill In the mix for Thruxton BTCC battle
Trade Price Cars Racing's Jake Hill will start round 7 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship from 13th, confident of being in the mix for more points-scoring finishes.
Hill showed strong pace in both Free Practice sessions, taking 4th and 7th and feeling the car was working really well.
"We immediately had a good balance in the car, and I was confident of finding a little more speed for qualifying. We made a few changes for qualifying that weren't quite as good as we hoped, but I'm very confident that as with the opening race weekends, we will have a strong car on race day"
Jake ready for Thruxton's high-speed challenge
The fastest circuit on the Kwik Fit BTCC calendar is the challenge that awaits the 30 competitors as they head to Thruxton in Hampshire for rounds 7,8 and 9 of the 2019 Championship.
Trade Price Cars Racing's Jake Hill has shown some incredible fighting spirit in the opening two weekends, scoring points in 4 of the 6 races, including a 2nd place in the season opener at Brands Hatch.
25 year-old Hill lies 8th overall and 5th in the Independent Driver's Championship, with points scored by him and his team mate Mark Blundell seeing Trade Price Cars Racing 4th in the Independent Teams Championship, with Hill and Blundell having collectively completed 69 overtakes....
Trade Price Cars Racing seek to maintain strong start at Thruxton
The Trade Price Cars Racing team will seek to maintain its strong start to the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season when the series heads for Thruxton this weekend for the third meeting of the year.
The team, run by the award-winning Essex-based motor dealership alongside technical partners AmD Tuning, has been right on the pace during the opening two meetings of the year and has secured an impressive four top ten finishes from the first six races of the campaign.
With five points scoring finishes in all, the team sits ninth in the Teams’ Championship and is fourth best of the Independent outfits.
"Jake is one of UK Motorsport’s brightest young prospects"
- Matt James - Editor - Motorsport News