Jake Hill has been one of the best drivers in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) over the last couple of seasons, driving a BMW 330e M Sport for West Surrey Racing (WSR). Hill finished third in the standings in the 2023 season with twelve podium finishes and six wins.
Hill is looking forward to fighting for the championship in 2024 in the highly competitive BTCC. “It is amazing to have everything lined up for 2024 already,” he said. “This is the earliest I have ever managed to pull everything together and my thanks go out to everyone at Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport for making another year together possible again. The combination of Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and WSR proved to be a winning one last time out and I am encouraged with all the work going on behind-the-scenes that we can go even better in 2024. Rest assured me and the whole team will be giving it our all to make it a year to remember for everyone.”
WSR is the official BMW team in the BTCC and has won sixteen outright titles in the series, while MB Motorsport is partnering with WSR for a second consecutive year to run the program for Hill. MB Motorsport Team Principal Mark Blundell (who previously raced in Formula 1 and Indy Car, as well as sportscars) is also looking forward to 2024. “Anyone who knows the BTCC knows just how important continuity and stability are in delivering a winning operation on and off the track,” he said. “Jake had a great season in 2023—his pace is clear for all to see, and we know we have learnt some lessons which we can put to good effect next season to make us even stronger. We are also delighted to be continuing to work with WSR. We have really enjoyed two years of success together so far and I know how motivated everyone is to go even better in 2024.”
WSR has yet to announce additional drivers for the 2024 season, which starts on Donington Park on April 27th-28th. —David Haueter
[Photos courtesy WSR]