MB MOTORSPORT 2023
Uniserve is thrilled to announce an extension of its winning partnership with Laser Tools Racing and MB Motorsport ahead of the upcoming 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
The strengthened partnership sees Uniserve confirm its involvement with the MB Motorsport operation following their most successful BTCC season to date in 2022, populated with three race wins, thirteen podiums and varied activation programmes across the UK.
The relationship will once again see the team flying the Uniserve flag with strong branding on the West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330e M Sport, to be driven by fan-favourite and championship contender Jake Hill throughout the 2023 season.
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2023 Race Summaries
BRANDS HATCH (GP) – 8th October
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and Jake Hill celebrated their sixth victory of the 2023 BTCC season at Brands Hatch, securing a third-place finish in the Drivers’ Championship.
On Saturday, Jake showed strong form by placing second in the first free practice session and finishing 17th in the second session, gearing up for qualifying. In a closely contested qualifying session, Jake secured eighth place, setting the stage for race day.
Sunday brought warm weather, with temperatures exceeding 23 degrees, adding to the challenge for teams, drivers, and tyres. Jake made a smooth start and climbed to sixth place, pressuring Rowbottom mid-race but briefly losing positions to Turkington and Cammish. However, a late error by Rowbottom allowed Jake to regain his position at Paddock Bend, finishing a solid sixth.
In the second race, Jake once again started well in the rear-wheel-drive BMW 330e M Sport, finishing in sixth place and adding more points to his tally.
For the final race, a reverse grid draw placed Jake in fourth. With a blistering start, he overtook his competitors and charged into second place, pursuing his teammate Stephen Jelley. A thrilling battle ensued between Jelley, Cook, and Hill, with Jake making a beautifully timed move to take the lead, earning praise from ITV’s Tim Harvey as “One of the moves of the season.” Despite another safety car, Jake pulled away from Cook, setting the fastest lap and securing his sixth BTCC victory of 2023.
This victory was particularly special as it marked Jake’s first BTCC win at Brands Hatch, his 12th career win, and a standout season with 6 wins, double that of 2022, along with 6 podiums and 5 fastest laps. Jake’s hard-fought performance earned him third place overall in the Championship. A huge well done and Congratulations, Jake!
SILVERSTONE – 24th September
Laser Tools Racing, in collaboration with MB Motorsport and Jake Hill, clinched their fifth victory of the 2023 BTCC season at Silverstone. However, their triumph was tempered by electrical issues that struck while Jake was leading race two, leaving them with a sense of missed opportunity.
On Saturday, Jake showcased his prowess, topping the time charts in the initial free practice session and securing a solid 4th place finish in the subsequent session.
Race day arrived with overcast skies and uncertain weather, prompting a critical decision regarding tyre choice for the first race. Jake and the team opted for wet-weather Goodyear tyres. When the race began, Jake surged to the front and maintained a commanding lead, ultimately winning by a comfortable five-second margin.
This victory marked Jake’s fifth of the season, setting a personal record for most wins in a single season and extending his streak of Silverstone victories to three consecutive years.
Race two promised another triumph as Jake controlled the field from the front. However, his lead was nullified by a safety car intervention due to debris on the track. Tragedy struck thereafter when an electrical misfire, caused by a control part failure, dropped him to 12th place. A collision at the final corner pushed him further down to 20th.
Despite these setbacks, Jake managed to recover to eighth place in Race Three, overtaking twelve cars, though another misfire occurred in the final laps.
Jake now departs Silverstone maintaining his position as 3rd in the Drivers’ Championship. He sets his sights on ending the season on a high note as the team prepares for the season finale at Brands Hatch on 7th and 8th October.
DONINGTON PARK (GP) – 27th August
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport added more silverware to their trophy cabinet as Jake Hill unleashed his inner race maestro, grabbing not one, but two podium finishes at Donington Park.
Jake was back in the ring for round eight of the championship at Donington Park’s GP configuration. After Saturday’s race, Jake managed to scrape a sixth-place qualifying spot. After some Knockhill-induced penalty drama, Jake positioned his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport in P9 for Sunday’s opening race.
Race one came with a soggy twist – wet conditions. Jake navigated the track and shuffled from 8th to 11th following contact from a rival. However, Jake delivered an overtaking masterclass and climbed up the order.
From the depths of 10th, he soared to 3rd and was then bumped up to 2nd after reigning champ Tom Ingram received a penalty.
Race two was another close one and Jake ended up with another podium finish – his 10th of the season!
For the grand finale, the reverse grid draw spun the chaos wheel. Jake found himself starting 10th and a wild start saw him door-to-door with teammate Colin Turkington. A little drama ensued when Morgan clipped the tyre barrier and moved it into the racing line. Jake clattered into the tyres but remarkably only lost one place to teammate Turkington.
Jake fought valiantly to snatch P8 – a true feat of automotive heroism.
Leaving Donington Park, Jake’s 3rd in the championship, proving that podiums are his second home. He’s chasing Ingram and Sutton, who are 20 points and 62 points ahead, respectively. Tune in for the next chapter at Silverstone for the penultimate round of the season.
KNOCKHILL – 13th August
It was an action-packed weekend at Knockhill! Jake Hill turned the Scottish track into his personal playground, snagging not one but two wins in a day filled with more twists than a contortionist’s yoga class. In the first race, as the rain played a cruel game of cat-and-mouse, Jake waltzed his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport into position like a ballerina on a racetrack.
The rain fell down, so Jake decided to hit the pits for some aquatic tires, just in time to join the amphibious race. He swam through the competition, nabbing a glorious victory.
Race two saw Jake leading the pack from pole position.
He jumped off the line but a safety car decided to crash his party. Undaunted, Jake timed his getaway like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, leaving his challengers scratching their heads. Even Sutton’s relentless pursuit couldn’t ruffle Jake’s feathers. He defended his turf and clinched another win!
The final race brought a little drama as the rain played its trump card just as the engines roared to life, creating a real-life version of “Slip ‘n Slide: Race Edition.” Jake was making progress and was up into fifth until he was caught out by standing water. Braking hard for the chicane, he was unable to stop making contact with his teammate Stephen Jelley.
Despite this, Jake fought valiantly, charging back through the ranks to claim a modest but valuable P14 finish, taking 2 vital points as he moved from 35 points to just 13 points behind leader Ingram.
Jake now sits comfortably in the top three of the championship. The saga continues at Donington Park GP in a couple of weeks. Can Jake keep his winning streak alive or will Ingram pull further ahead?
CROFT – 30th July
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport got back in action at Croft for the second half of the 2023 BTCC season. And guess what? They didn’t disappoint! Jake Hill, the speedster in his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport, was on a roll!
In practice, he tore up the track and left everyone in his dust, securing two fourth-place finishes. Qualifying wasn’t a piece of cake with all those red flags flying around, but Jake still managed to snatch a cool sixth place starting position for the first race.
Race day was a blast! Jake was like a ninja on the track, slicing and dicing through the competition. He was all over his teammate Colin Turkington, showing off his slick moves through the Jim Clark esses.
In the end, he took fifth place and some precious championship points. The fun didn’t stop there! In race two, Jake had a real showdown with Josh Cook. They were racing side by side, Jake even had a chicane-cutting adventure, but still fought back to grab more points. The final race was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Jake fought his way up to sixth place, showing his never-give-up attitude. But, a spin at Sunny sent him on a little merry-go-round, losing some positions. Yet, he wasn’t ready to quit, and with some impressive overtakes, he finished 7th. Leaving Croft, Jake sits comfortably in 4th place in the Drivers’ Championship. He’s just 41 points behind the leader, and with four rounds and 12 races to go, who knows what magic he’ll pull off next!
Next stop for Laser Tools Racing is Knockhill in Scotland in two weeks’ time. We can’t wait to see what Jake has up his sleeve there. Stay tuned for more BTCC mayhem!
OULTON PARK – 18th June
The season continued in fine form at Oulton Park! Jake Hill was on fire, bagging two race wins, a second place, and three fastest laps – his best weekend ever in the BTCC. The points flew in and he’s now flying high in the Drivers’ Championship, zooming into third place. The team is buzzing with optimism as they head into the mid-season break, ready to tackle the second half of the season.
Under the sunny skies, Jake and his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport lined up alongside Ash Sutton, the championship leader. With a lightning start, Jake snatched the lead before the first corner. He had to defend like a champ as his tyres warmed up. Lap by lap, he steadily pulled away from the pack, showcasing some brilliant race management skills. He scored victory number one for Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport.
For the reverse-grid race, Jake started in P7, and rain was threatening to crash the party. With a strong start yet again, he charged up the ranks, taking advantage of some incidents ahead. By the end of the first lap, he was sitting comfortably in P5.
With two gutsy moves, he climbed up to the top three. Then, the safety car added some extra spice to the mix. The three BMWs of Morgan, Turkington, and Hill battled it out at full throttle. Jake maneuvered past Morgan and secured P2. He settled into a groove, eyeing a shot at the lead. In the end, he crossed the finish line in second place, capping off an epic weekend.
These mind-blowing results shot Jake up the championship standings. He’s now sitting pretty in third place, only six points behind Tom Ingram, the reigning champion, and a mere twenty-six points adrift from the leader, Sutton. Jake is on the move and we look forward to the next race, after the break, at Silverstone in September.
THRUXTON – 4th June
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and Jake Hill had a pretty awesome weekend at Thruxton for the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. They added to their points tally with two fourth-place finishes and a tenth-place finish. It was like a sunny paradise at Thruxton Circuit, perfect for some high-speed racing action.
Jake started off strong, grabbing fourth place during practice. He kept up the momentum with a fifth-place finish in the second session. Qualifying was intense, with drivers pushing the limits at Church Corner. Jake secured fifth place, just a whisker away from the second row.
For the final race, Jake started in ninth place due to the reverse grid draw. He had a great launch and fought hard to maintain his position. He even tried to outsmart Dan Cammish at Noble, but things got a bit messy, and Jake ended up on the grass. Despite that setback, he still managed to secure a respectable tenth-place finish.
Overall, it was a successful day for Jake and the team. He sits comfortably in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship, with 130 points. Next stop: Oulton Park on June 17-18. Stay tuned for more adrenaline-fueled racing action!
SNETTERTON – 21st May
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and the mighty Jake Hill rocked the BTCC podium at Snetterton, leaving their rivals quaking in their racing boots. With two glorious second-places followed by a tenth-place finish, they bagged a heap of points at the third meet of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
Under the warm sunshine, Jake Hill lined the grid in fourth place, armed with sot compound tyres. He made a lightning start, passing Tom Ingram and claiming third place with a hairpin move that had everyone’s heads spinning.
In the second race, starting from the front row, Jake flirted with the idea of snatching the lead from Sutton, but settled for second place once again. He drove like a pro, ticking off the laps with finesse, and sealed his fate with another podium finish and plenty more points to boot.
Race three presented a tougher challenge as Jake had to conquer the track with the hardest compound tyres. Starting in fifth place due to a wacky reverse grid draw, he engaged in a fierce battle filled with daring overtakes. Unfortunately, he slipped down the order and settled for a respectable tenth-place finish, securing yet more points to add to his championship tally.
As things stand, Jake Hill finds himself in a delightful tie for fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship, boasting an impressive 98 points. All eyes now turn to Thruxton Circuit for round four of the season, where our racing hero is ready to unleash more thrills and spills on 3–4 June.
BRANDS HATCH INDY – 7th May
Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and Jake Hill had a rollercoaster weekend in the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. They snagged two fourth-place finishes but got unlucky in the final race due to a puncture, missing out on a potential podium.
In qualifying, Jake Hill impressed with the fastest lap time and secured a third place starting position for the first race. Although he had a solid start, Jake lost out on third place due to his front tyres not being as warm as his competitors’. He finished the first lap in fourth place.
The grid for the second race was determined by the results of the first race, placing Jake in fourth position. He had another impressive start, overtaking a rival and briefly securing third place. However, he was passed and fell back to fourth. Jake fought hard, regained fourth place, and crossed the finish line with two consecutive fourth place finishes.
In the final race, Jake started in eighth place due to the reverse grid draw. Despite an excellent start, he unfortunately suffered a puncture while making progress towards the podium. He managed to nurse his car back to the pits for a new tyre but finished the race in 22nd place. Although the weekend had its ups and downs, Jake and the team remain in the championship fight, heading to Snetterton for the next round.
Jake currently sits fifth in the Drivers’ Championship with 58 points.
DONINGTON PARK – 23rd April
In a whirlwind of unpredictable weather, Jake Hill and Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport kicked off the 2023 BTCC season at Donington Park. Despite some cheeky contact and a penalty, Jake managed to grab a podium finish and leave the first round sitting pretty in third place.
During Saturday’s practice sessions, Jake showed off his skills by finishing in third place. The momentum carried into qualifying, where he narrowly missed out on pole position but secured a fantastic starting spot for the Sunday race.
A grid penalty due to some contact on the first lap put Jake in fifth place for race two. The weather continued to be unpredictable, with some drivers taking a gamble on wet tires. Jake held his position while others pitted, but he ended up finishing in 17th place after a chaotic race.
Undeterred, Jake mounted an epic comeback in race three. Starting from 16th on the grid, he skillfully navigated through the field; even a brief safety car period couldn’t halt his progress. With a lightning-fast lap and an intense battle with the top contenders, Jake finished fourth, just a hair’s breadth away from the podium.
Thanks to his valiant efforts, Jake ended the day in third place in the drivers’ standings with 32 points. Next up is his home circuit at Brands Hatch, where he’ll continue his quest for glory on the undulating and technical Indy track. Let’s hope the weather cooperates this time!