After showing real pace in practice, Trade Price Cars Brisky Racing driver Jake Hill qualified P25 for the opening race at Croft for the 60th Anniversary Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, but ready to ‘charge’ into action.
BRDC ‘Rising Star’ Hill worked through a number of set-up changes, being happy with the car after FP2, and felt confident going into qualifying he had a car ‘under’ him to work with.
After putting in a solid initial lap, Hill was ‘up’ on his best time on his second set of new tyres, when he caught the Honda of Matt Neal – at one of the fastest sections of the circuit – and although Neal moved over, Hill having caught Neal ‘late’ was forced wide at Bancroft, resulting in a scary 100mph+ spin, finally stopping just metres from the tyre wall.
‘That scared the life out of me! I think Matt saw me late, didn’t quite move over as early as I expected, so I went into the corner and next thing I knew I was spinning…it was pure luck the car wasn’t destroyed!’
‘We have struggled to get the one-lap pace out of the car in qualifying, but we often have a very strong car for the races, I know we will have a car that works well over a full race distance, so I am really confident we will make progress’.
‘I am proud to be leading the Dunlop #ForeverForward series, am third in the Jack Sears Trophy, and my team-mate Mike (Bushell) and me are doing well in the Independents team series – so I am aiming to improve in all of these series’