Jake Hill has been confirmed as remaining at MB Motorsport for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship season, entering into a second successive season with the new team.
Hill, who is eighth in the drivers’ championship standings heading into this weekend’s season finale at Brands Hatch, is enjoying his most successful season in the BTCC to-date.
The 26-year-old has scored five podiums in his Honda Civic FK2 the current campaign, although he has yet to emulate his maiden win, secured last season when he raced with Trade Price Cars Racing in an Audi S3.
The BRDC Superstar has also emerged as one of the grid’s best qualifiers, as he has been inside the top ten at every round of the championship so far, including three front-row starts.
“I’m thrilled to be continuing with MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square for 2021,” said Hill, who will enter into his fifth full season in the championship. “Together we’ve had a great year with some real success and I am in the best possible place to continue that progression.
“The team are like a family to me and the help and advice that Shaun [Hollamby] and Mark [Blundell] offer me is invaluable.
“The team dynamic is fantastic; we all get along so well and I really feel that helps push us on to these results.
“This season was only just the beginning, there’s plenty more great things to come from us yet. As always, I have to send the biggest of thank yous to my wonderful array of partners who make my continued success possible.”
Team Principal Shaun Hollamby, who first ran Hill in the 2015 season finale, is pleased to go into another season working with Hill.
“It’s the best possible news that Jake will be staying with us in 2021,” added Hollamby. “His drive, determination and talent is clear to see and we’re thrilled that we get to continue to utilise his skills.
“Jake is a great character who lifts the morale of everyone in the team and then lifts it further by scoring some great results.
“By remaining with us, together we’ll enter 2021 with the stability and hunger to push ourselves even harder.”
MB Motorsport Sporting Director Mark Blundell believes that retaining Hill will enable the team to continue to move up the grid.
“I’m over the moon that Jake is continuing with us next season,” said Blundell. “We’ve built a great foundation together this season and there’s plenty of scope to build on that in 2021.
“In my mind, Jake is one of the very best out there on that grid and someone who is only getting better with each race.
“We’re firm in our belief that he can help push us towards even greater success in the future and that we have the perfect environment around him for him to take that next step too.”