Jake Hill ‘overjoyed’ with sixth podium of 2020 campaign in season finale

MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill said he has enjoyed a “really good ride” in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship season after securing his sixth podium result of the campaign in the final race of the season.

The Kent racer endured a difficult start to the season with his FK2 Honda Civic Type R plagued by mechanical woes, but came on strong in the second half of the year and managed seventh in the Drivers’ standings.

Capping off the year with a podium on home soil, Hill said that despite a “very hard year,” he has enjoyed his experience and believes his MB Motorsport outfit have done a “fantastic” job across the season.

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“It’s been a very hard year, but nevertheless it’s been fantastic,” said Hill. “That’s my sixth podium this year, and it’s been brilliant to be honest from Oulton Park onwards.

“It’s been a really good ride – I’ve missed out on the win – but other than that MB Motorsport have done a fantastic job.”

With Hill already announced to drive with the squad for the 2021 – albeit potentially in different machinery next season – he admitted his success despite a difficult year “bodes well” for the future, and noted that he was “overjoyed” to have got a deal done before the off-season.

“We’ve done some really good things with the Honda this year and as a team building to be a better team, and that bodes well for next year, that’s why I’m obviously very happy to have signed a deal for next year remaining with the team,” he said.

“I’m just overjoyed and I know we’re going to carry the momentum – hopefully [with] less engine issues – and we’ll be able to fight for that title.

“It’s nice to get the deal done, and obviously it just means going into Christmas and into the new year we have some certainty and security to what we’re going to try and achieve next year.”

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