9th October 2020

MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square heads to Croft in optimistic mood as the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Championship heads to the North Yorkshire circuit, which plays host to the seventh event of the campaign this weekend (10/11 October).

Following a successful outing at Silverstone, which saw the squad claim four points finishes out of a possible six, the aim at Croft will be to build on this performance.

The team will also hope to see a continuation of Jake Hill’s superb qualifying record across the season so far – with the 26-year-old scoring a starting spot inside the top ten during every session of the championship so far. Sam Osborne has also found good form on Saturday afternoon, qualifying on the fringes of the points-paying positions at Silverstone.

The 2.13-mile Croft track features two long, fast straights and a variety of technical corners – all creating one of the most unique challenges on the calendar for both driver and car to contend with. Despite being a circuit that often favours the rear-wheel drive entries, the Honda Civic Type R FK2 has held its own in recent years – taking a win here in 2018.

Entering the weekend, Hill currently occupies sixth place in the Independent Drivers’ championship and Osborne in 15th. In the Goodyear Wingfoot Award, Hill holds fifth while his team-mate maintains fourth in the Jack Sears Trophy.

MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square sit sixth in the Independent Teams’ Championship and will be aiming to bring themselves within striking distance of the top five.

“Coming away from Silverstone with several points finishes – at a track which doesn’t typically suit our car – gives us confidence that we can go even better at Croft this weekend,” said Team Principal Shaun Hollamby. “Both Jake and Sam are fully fired up for the weekend and ready to give it their all.”

“We’re reaching a pivotal point in the season where every result and every point is crucial,” added the squad’s Sporting Director, Mark Blundell. “We’ve taken all the opportunities given to us so far and we’ll be aiming to perform just as strongly again at Croft - the team has found a good rhythm and we’re looking forward to another productive weekend.”

“Overall I was pleased with how Silverstone went, if a little disappointed with how race three turned out, so I’m looking for even more at Croft this weekend,” reflected Hill. “Qualifying has been a real highlight for us this season and I can’t wait to get out there and go for another top ten result which will give us the chance for a great result on Sunday!”

“My aim this weekend is to use the momentum we built up at Silverstone to push even further towards the top of the Jack Sears standings,” professed Osborne. “We knew we could’ve come away with more last time out so this weekend is all about delivering consistently and pushing as far forward as we can in the championship.”

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