Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport heads for Knockhill

August 10, 2023

Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport will make the annual trip across the border this week into Scotland as the team prepares to contest round seven of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill Racing Circuit.

Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport team will make the trip to the fan favourite Knockhill Racing Circuit this week as the team prepares to do battle once again around the 1.27-mile circuit in Fife, just north of Edinburgh. The track is one of the shortest on the calendar, as well as one of the most challenging; and with its narrow and undulating layout, its unique character is loved by fans and racers alike.

The circuit played host to one of the most exciting weekends of the 2022 season, as Jake Hill and Ash Sutton went toe-to-toe through all three races in what was described as the battle of the season. The weekend saw Jake score the highest amount of points of any driver in 2022 - converting a commanding Pole Position into Victory with Fastest Lap in race one, and backing that up with two second places and another fastest lap.

Knockhill was the scene of Hill’s first-ever BTCC Win in 2019, and since then has taken MB Motorsport to the podium in 2020 and 2021, as well of course his superb set of results last year.

Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport and Jake Hill head to round seven after a testing weekend at Croft last time out. Croft saw Hill take 25 hard-earned points, and now sits 4th in points, 41 behind leader Ash Sutton.

Jake, in his WSR-run BMW 330e M Sport, will be looking to replicate his 2022 performance at Knockhill this weekend as he aims to score big points and close the gap in the championship fight.

The action on track will begin on Saturday with a pair of free practice sessions being followed this weekend by the return of the qualifying shoot-out, which is available to watch live on Youtube and ITVX, returns which will see the regular 30-minute qualifying session be followed by a 'Top 10 Showdown' to set the front five rows of the grid.

Being 4th in the standings, Jake's hybrid allows him 7 Secs (per lap) in qualifying and eight laps of hybrid use through race one - with the results of races one and two setting the hybrid allowance for the following race.

All three races take place on Sunday, with live coverage available on ITV4 and online at ITVX. The races are scheduled for 11:45 (BST), 14:40, and 17:20 respectively. Live timing across the weekend is available here.

"Since departing Croft two weeks ago, Knockhill has been all I can think about and I can't wait to hit the track this weekend. Croft was not the weekend we wanted and there were some valuable lessons learnt that will make us stronger as we enter the final few rounds of the season. Knockhill in 2022 couldn't have been much better, so we are pushing hard to replicate that success this weekend. We know the competition is tougher than ever and achieving those results are going to be a much harder task - but myself and the team are feeling extremely pumped and we'll be working our hardest to deliver some strong results for the team, our partners and fans!" - Jake Hill

"This weekend is a crucial one for the team as we need to bounce back from a pretty frustrating Croft round that taught us a huge amount and will make us stronger heading into the final rounds of the season. We know how quick Jake is around the circuit, and how well our WSR-ran BMW 330e M Sport runs at Knockhill, so we have the right ingredients for success.

Knockhill is one of the most exciting races on the calendar, a unique track in motorsport with an incredible atmosphere that makes it an absolute highlight.

Thanks to our partners and fans for their support as always, we hope to make you proud this weekend and reignite our championship fight!” -
Mark Blundell

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