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Jake Hill, MB Motorsport stick with WSR for 2023

Jake Hill will remain with West Surrey Racing for a second season in 2023 after agreeing a new deal with the BMW squad.

Hill produced his most competitive campaign in the British Touring Car Championship to date this year after switching to the team from Motorbase Performance, with his car being run under the MB Motorsport banner thanks to his relationship with former F1 racer Mark Blundell.

The 28-year-old will once again run under the MB Motorsport name as part of what is expected to be an expanded WSR programme following the announcement earlier this week of the signing of Adam Morgan.

Having taken third in the standings this year behind Tom Ingram and Ash Sutton, Hill will go into 2023 bidding to challenge for the title and said he felt continuity would be key to his chances of success.

“I really am over the moon to get everything signed, sealed and delivered so early looking ahead to the 2023 season,” he said. “I’m very grateful for the continued support and faith that MB Motorsport have shown in me since 2020, and I have no doubt that we will be taking our BMW 330e M Sport back to the front of the grid once again thanks to our partnership with WSR.

“For me, last year felt like a year where I truly arrived in the championship. To be able to have that consistency in our programme heading into 2023 can only be a huge help, for what will be a first for me in my time in the BTCC.

“There’s no hiding from what our aim will be heading into the new season – it’s now a case of getting our heads down and getting to work.”

WSR boss Dick Bennetts said he was delighted to continue working with both Hill and the MB Motorsport squad into 2023.

“Working alongside Jake and the MB Motorsport team was a new arrangement for us this year and it was a very successful debut campaign,” he said. “Jake has proven himself to be one of the most skilled and committed competitors in the field and we look forward to helping him continue his development.”

“We have a very strong relationship with Mark Blundell and his team and this has only strengthened after working together in 2022. We have very high hopes for what can be achieved together as we look ahead to the new season.”