Jake Hill will continue to race with WSR and MB Motorsport in the British Touring Car Championship in 2023, giving the 2022 title contender a second season in BMW machinery.
Hill joined WSR for the 2022 season and was immediately a front-runner, with the 28-year-old taking the title fight to the final round.
In the end, Hill ended the year third overall in the drivers’ standings, with three wins, 13 podium finishes, five fastest laps and two pole positions to his name.
Hill, who also won the Goodyear Wingfoot award as the season-best average qualifier, will enter into a season in the same machinery for the first time in his career when he takes part in his seventh full season in the championship next year.
“I really am over the moon to get everything signed, sealed and delivered so early looking ahead to the 2023 season,” said Hill.
“I am 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 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 Team Principal Dick Bennetts is looking forward to continuing to work with Hill and MB Motorsport’s Mark Blundell.
“Working alongside Jake and the MB Motorsport team was a new arrangement for us this year and it was a very successful debut campaign,” said Bennetts.
“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.”
Blundell, the Sporting Director at MB Motorsport, hopes to take the organisation’s progression to the next level in 2023 with further progression.
“This year was a really memorable one for our growing organisation and we were so close to that perfect conclusion to the season at Brands Hatch in October,” added Blundell.
“Everyone knows how highly I rate Jake and there is no better organisation than WSR to be spearheading our title assault – we are very pleased to be continuing to work with them both.
“We like to approach things differently as an organisation and we’ve shown constant progression every year we have been in the BTCC as a result – a championship that really is going from strength to strength.
“That is only possible thanks to an incredibly engaged and committed group of partners that we are lucky to have and I thank them all for their support.”