Rob Austin Racing has announced the signing of youngster Jake Hill for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season finale at Brands Hatch.

The 19-year-old will drive alongside team boss Rob Austin in the team's second Audi A4, which will be entered under the Exocet Racing banner thanks to a deal with the fuel additive company.

Austin will, as normal, be running under the WIX Racing banner.

While the Brands Hatch weekend will mark Hill's first outing in an NGTC-spec machine, it won't be his first BTCC outing having appeared in the Addison Lee Motorbase Ford Focus usually driven by Liam Griffin at Croft - where he took a Jack Sears Trophy victory.

"This is undoubtedly the biggest break of my career - the chance to drive a race-winning NGTC car in Britain's premier motor racing championship and at its biggest event of the year," Hill said. "It's a one-off for now - it's the finale, after all - so it's important to grab it with both hands and make the most of it.

"Exocet as well as Rob and WIX Racing are also putting a lot of faith in me so I want to repay that. I've visited the workshop and seen what the atmosphere in the team with Exocet and WIX on board is like - it's just a great place for a driver to be."

Austin said he was pleased to be able to bring Hill onboard for the weekend.

"Exocet is the sort of partner that teams and fans of the BTCC dream of - they are a rapidly emerging company helping a rapidly emerging talent like Jake and it should make for a very exciting combination for people to follow and get behind this weekend," he said. "Plus along with WIX, Exocet's colours also make for one of the sexiest racing car liveries anywhere at the moment. The car looks absolutely stunning and I very much look forward to seeing Exocet and Jake taking some very good results together this weekend."



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