Scored 13 podiums
Entering his second year with WSR, and now under the Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport banner, Jake Hill was nothing short of a sensation in 2022.
The Kent racer has firmly established himself in the very top bracket of BTCC drivers as he prepares for another season alongside Colin Turkington and Stephen Jelley plus team newcomer Adam Morgan aboard the BMW 330e M Sport.
Jake was just 15 when he debuted in Ginetta Juniors in 2009 and his total of 13 wins, spread over two campaigns (including the series runner-up spot in ’10) remains a series record.
Race wins in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup and podiums in both the Carrera Cup GB and British GT proved a springboard to the BTCC in full-time in 2016, following a handful of appearances three years earlier.
Jake’s race results improved year-on-year and culminated in a breakthrough first series win at Knockhill in 2019; around the same time he began racing historic touring cars and sportscars with huge success.
Seventh in the 2020 points and fifth in 2021 established him as the ‘coming man’ of the BTCC, but the best was yet to come.
Linking up with WSR under the MB Motorsport banner, Jake caused a sensation on his team debut at Donington Park by scoring pole position and a race win in the East Midlands.
His season simply went from strength to strength as he scored 13 podiums – more than any other driver – won the Goodyear Wingfoot Award as the year’s best qualifier and took the title fight down to the final weekend, eventually finishing a career-best third in the points.
STATS (CORRECT TO START OF 2023 SEASON)
From: Tunbridge Wells, England
Lives: Maidstone, England
Car: BMW 330e M Sport
BTCC Debut: Croft, 2013
BTCC Starts: 200
BTCC Wins: 6
BTCC Podiums: 31
BTCC Fastest Laps: 8
BTCC Pole Positions: 2