Following the news that AmD Tuning would be utilising an entirely new driver line-up for their 2020 campaign, it has today (20 December) been announced that Knockhill race winner Jake Hill will be wielding the Honda Civic Type R with the Essex-based squad, as the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Independent Teams’ and Drivers’ Champions look to defend their title.
The 25-year-old joins the team fresh off the back of his most successful campaign to date, having impressed last season in Trade Price Cars Racing’s Audi S3. Hill claimed his maiden race victory at Knockhill as well as scoring points at all ten meetings, resulting in his fourth-place finish in the Independent Drivers’ category.
Buoyed by those strong performances, Hill is looking forward to a new challenge this coming season as he aims to cement his status as one of the grid’s top driving talents.
“I had a fantastic year with Trade Price Cars Racing,” said Hill. “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. Like the team, I now know what it takes to win. 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 Team Principal Shaun Hollamby has been a long-term supporter of Hill and is delighted to be working with a driver he feels is one of the most exciting on the grid.
“We first became aware of Jake when he was winning in Ginetta Juniors,” said Hollamby. “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.
“The 2019 season was incredible for us. We know we have the right people, the right equipment and in Jake one of the most promising drivers on the grid. We can’t wait to get started and see what can be achieved in 2020.”