18th March 2020

Jake Hill sets fastest time in the morning session at Kwik Fit BTCC launch event at Silverstone

Jake Hill BTCC car

The MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square team made an impressive start to life in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship yesterday, with a front-running performance on track during the season launch event at Silverstone, with BRDC 'Superstar' Jake Hill setting the fastest time overall in the morning session, and ending the day second overall but fastest of the Independent Drivers category.

Road Runner are proud to be supporting Jake in his championship bid this coming season.

 

The launch event morning running saw drivers Jake and team-mate Sam Osborne busy on track as they worked to gain valuable knowledge of Silverstone’s International layout, which is due to host the penultimate meeting of the season later in the year.

Jake looked well set to complete a sweep of both sessions late in the day but a combination of traffic and a late red flag meant he had to settle for second on the combined times; his best lap being a mere 0.051 seconds away from the fastest seen on track.
 

 

Jake Hill, #24 MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type R, said:

"It’s been a great day for MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square as a team and shows that we’ve done a good job over the winter. Things have started well and we can take a lot of confidence from what we have achieved during our testing programme.

"Both Sam and I have been comfortable in the car throughout the testing we have done, and I feel that we’re in a good place no matter when, or where, the season is able to start."

Jake would end the morning with the fastest time overall of the 29-car field, becoming the first driver to set a lap at an average speed in excess of 100mph.

Jake looked well set to complete a sweep of both sessions late in the day but a combination of traffic and a late red flag meant he had to settle for second on the combined times; his best lap being a mere 0.051s away from the fastest seen on track.

 

However, the latest coronavirus COVID-19 directives from the UK government have resulted in the opening three events of the season being postponed.

As a result, round one of the season is currently scheduled to take place at Thruxton in May.