Jake Hill has confirmed that he will be joining AmD Tuning for the 2020 British Touring Car Championship, switching from an Audi to a Honda Civic Type R.
Hill raced and Audi A3 for Trade Price Cars in 2019, lining up alongside former Formula 1 driver, Mark Blundell, and had a strong season, taking his maiden victory at Knockhill, and the 25-year-old is looking to become a regular fixture on the podium in 2020.
Speaking about the announcement, Hill said: “I had a fantastic year with Trade Price Cars Racing, I am hugely grateful to the whole team and their partners for their support and the opportunity to race with them.”
“For 2020 it’s a different challenge and one I am hugely excited about.
“AmD Tuning was one of the success stories of last season and I know their whole team is hugely motivated to build on that into next season.
“The challenge for 2020 is to continue that momentum and take it up another gear, claiming more points, podiums and hopefully more wins to establish myself as a regular at the right end of the grid.”
AmD Tuning had their best season to date in the BTCC last season, with Rory Butcher taking three wins on his way to winning the Independent Drivers’ championship, while the team finished third in the teams’ standings.
And, with the team having confirmed that they are taking on a whole new line-up for 2020, AmD Tuning Team Principal, Shaun Hollamby, believes he has secured one of the grid’s most exciting drivers.
“We first became aware of Jake when he was winning in Ginetta Juniors,” Hollamby added.
“We supported him in various series, before running him in British GT in 2015.
“After he tested the MG at Snetterton in 2018 we could see just how much he had developed.
“Seeing his successes in 2019 up close, we feel he is now in an ideal position to regularly challenge at the front. We’re all really excited to see what we can achieve.”