Star of the future and GTROC blogger Jake Hill is now driving a Ginetta G55 in the BTCC Touring Car programme at Oulton Park on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th June. Jake will be driving for Tollbar Racing in a red Ginetta G55 in the Ginetta GT Supercup car no 22.
If you’re wondering what this has to do with the GTROC then perhaps we had better explain!
Jake is soon to become the Official GTROC Race and Track Day Instructor. He will be providing lessons on how to drive on track and help GTROC members get the very best out of their cars at circuits across the UK. As well as showing you how to improve your lines, adjust your braking and shave valuable seconds of your lap times Jake will be on hand to pick up on any other areas for improvement on your circuit skills. Whether you’re in a brand new GT-R or a proven track Skyline Jake is available through the GTROC to help you go faster.
Jake is already an enthusiastic member of the GTROC, though he does not (yet) own a GT-R. Having spent a weekend at the Nurburgring with the GTROC Jake is keen to promote the GTROC wherever he can. For this weekend’s race Jake’s will be sporting GTROC sponsorship not only on his car but also his helmet. In addition Jake’s car will be one of the camera cars for the race and any in-car footage of the race may well be will be filmed looking over Jake’s shoulder. You never know we may even see the GTROC mentioned on his dash!
Race 1 is at 15.35 on Saturday (15 laps) and this will be broadcast on ITV4 in HD as well as normal satellite on Sunday between 11.30am and 4pm. His 2nd race will be LIVE at 13.42 on Sunday and he is running one of the camera cars.
The camera will be hopefully positioned looking back and forward, and we need a GTROC sticker for the forward mounted camera. We also need 2 largish stickers for both sides of the car (bearing in mind that it is RED)
The weather forecast is very wet at present, and it is predicted to be showery on Saturday with spells of wet and dry weather on Sunday. Jake is sponsored by many individual companies and will be well covered with corporate stickers.
Jake has always won at Oulton Park when in G40 and G50 series, but this year he is with the big boys in the premier G55 series. In testing earlier this year, he set a time that would have put him on pole position by over 0.5 of a second. This weekend, the Saturday race is determined by the initial qualifying and the second race is a reversed grid for the first 8 finishers in the first race.
Go Jake! Let’s hope he does the GTROC proud and perhaps watching the race this weekend will give you some idea of what Jake can do behind the wheel of a car. Just imagine what he could help you to achieve behind the wheel of your own car