Hill was left ‘really pleased’ after his ‘consistent’ Thruxton performances

Jake Hill was left pleased from Thruxton after a string of results inside the top-five including a front-row qualifying spot and a podium.

The 27-year-old had one his most strongest BTCC weekends at Thruxton after qualifying on the front row and finished every race in the top-five.

“Three thirds, the second (qualifying) and two fourths,” he said.

“I’ve not been outside the top-five. That’s pretty awesome. I’m really pleased with how we performed this weekend, I’m pleased with my drive.

“I’m in this for the championship,” he stated confidently to catch the Sutton and Ingram title duel.

“It’s great to score that amount of points going into what’s gonna be arguably four of our best circuits now. So I’m really, really pleased and can’t wait to see what happens in Croft.”

His points haulage has moved him from fifth to fourth in the overall standings as Gordon Shedden lost out after a difficult weekend.

Hill’s Thruxton performance was a build on Knockhill where he ran at the upper end of the field.

He qualified sixth, then finished in sixth and third before his DNF.

After the MB Motorsport team moved to the contemporary Ford Focus ST package at the start of this year, Hill has demonstrated his upfront capabilities in the BTCC.

It has also enabled a strong of consistent performances which have kept him in the sharper end of the standings.

“We’ve been the most consistent car over the day. What more can you ask for?

“You can’t win every race. I mean, I haven’t won a race in a bloody long time now… you can’t be on the podium all the time, but you can always be there.

“Regardless of the weight (ballast), regardless of [the] situation, you can always be there and we’ve proven that this weekend.”