Jake Hill believes heat favoured Audi in Oulton Park practice

Jake Hill believes heat favoured Audi in Oulton Park practice

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AmD Tuning’s Jake Hill believes his Audi is performing well as a result of the heat and humidity during British Touring Car Championship practice at Oulton Park.

The Kent racer was 17th in practice one this morning, and improved to third position in the following session as the track temperature rose 15 degrees between the two sessions.

Hill told TouringCars.Net he felt the car “came to him” with the rise in temperature and feels it bodes well in terms of opportunities this weekend at the Cheshire circuit.

“I think the car came to us with the heat which is quite good, while everyone else sort of fell off, the track was slower,” said Hill.

“Whatever we’ve done has helped. But yeah it’s bloody hot, I’m dying! I’m absolutely dying! 

“But if it stays similar and conditions stay consistent, I think it will be a bit cooler tomorrow but that’s OK. The track will rubber in obviously, but yeah I’m happy so far.

“Hopefully it continues and the track gets a little bit faster.”

As the halfway mark of the 2019 season approaches, Hill admitted he is “enjoying his racing” again after only completing a half-season campaign last year with Team HARD.

After repeating his podium success at the season opener, Hill now believes the squad are “working towards” regular success at the sharp end.

“I’m not thinking about leaving which is good! I’m loving my time at AmD,” he said. “Great bunch of guys and the car is working fairly well.

“I’m just enjoying my racing again which is key, first and foremost we do this because we love it. 

“If you’re not enjoying it like I haven’t in the past, it’s a very expensive way to not enjoy yourself! I’m over the moon with what’s going on here, of course I’d like to be up the front every weekend but we’re working towards that.

“We’re showing some real good performances, and it’s coming good.”