Jake Hill - Team HARD
Jake Hill - Team HARD

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 22 February 1994
Lives: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Car: Volkswagen CC

BTCC Debut: Croft 2013


Following a short karting career, Hill graduated to car racing in 2008. Tackling the Ginetta Junior Winter Series, he wound up as top rookie and fourth overall. Progressing to the main championship a year later, Hill took three wins in a part-campaign before a season-long battle with Tom Ingram in 2010 yielded the runner-up spoils.

After gaining further experience in the Ginetta GT Supercup in 2011-12, Hill made his BTCC debut in 2013 in a Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus. Deputising for Liam Griffin, Jake won the Jack Sears class at Croft. At the end of the season, Hill returned to the grid with Exocet Racing and claimed his first BTCC points, just missing out on a top ten finish. His most recent outing came in the 2015 Brands Hatch finale driving for AmD Tuning.

In 2016, Hill got his first full-time BTCC opportunity with RCIB Insurance Racing in a Toyota Avensis, and bested his team-mates on the way to a respectable 17th in the standings after multiple strong points finishes. He raced for Team HARD in 2017 and is continuing the partnership in 2018.

Name: Jake Hill
Age: 24
Home Town: Goudhurst, Kent
Number of Seasons with Team HARD: This is my 3rd Season with TeamHARD in BTCC
What made you chose Team HARD? Growing team with big hopes like myself, and with having a drive to get on podium, also the great engineering package put together foe the 2018 season.
What are your hopes for the 2018 season? My hopes for 2018 are to win a couple of races, win the Jack sears championship and finish in the top 3 independent championship.
How long have you been racing?: I have been racing for ten years this year in cars.
What made you want to become a racing driver? My Dad raced a lot when i was younger so I was around it from a young age and fell in love with racing cars from then on.
What other championships have you raced in? I have raced in Ginetta Jr’s, Ginetta G50 cup, Ginetta G55 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup, British GT Championship, BTCC
What is your favourite track? Favourite track is Brands Hatch GP
What is your favourite car you have driven? Favourite car i have driven is a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 car
If you could drive one race car what would it be? If I could drive one race car it would be either a Porsche 917K, Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Group A, or Porsche 962 Rothmans
An unusual fact about yourself: I love playing with RC stuff, big into my cars and planes, all supplied from my sponsor ModelWorld, such a good fun hobby i enjoy, also always tinkering a making my own R32 GTR a better car and what i have always wanted it to be.

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