Jake Hill vows to come back stronger
Jake Hill has vowed to come back stronger in 2024 after bringing the curtain down on his BTCC campaign with a sixth win of the season at Brands Hatch.
The WSR driver had been in contention for the title until the penultimate weekend of the campaign at Silverstone, when mechanical issues in race two ended his title hopes.
No longer in the mix, Hill was eager to try and end the year on a high at his home circuit, and after a brace of sixth place finishes, saw his chance to shine in race three.
Moving into third spot at the start having lined up fourth on the grid, Hill then grabbed the lead with a dramatic move on team-mate Stephen Jelley and the Honda of Josh Cook that saw the trio go three wide on the run to Sheene.
Staying out front, Hill picked up his sixth win of the campaign – second only to champion Ash Sutton – to end his season on a high.
“It was a nice way to sign off a really good year, and I think the fact we ended up second only to Ash in terms of wins means we’ve done something right this year,” he said. “Unfortunately there are a few things that let us down but overall I think we can pleased of how we performed.
“Getting my first win at my home circuit is great and I have to thank everyone at WSR and Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport for everything they have done for me this year.
“The goal now is to get the deal done so we can go again next year and it’s looking good. Hopefully we can return with a slightly better package and for the glory.”