Jake Hill replaces Nicolas Hamilton in AmD Audi for BTCC finale

Jake Hill will return to the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend in place of Nic Hamilton in the AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon

Jake Hill replaces Nicolas Hamilton in AmD Audi for BTCC finale

Hamilton, the disabled brother of Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, has opted to sit out the last three races of the year to focus on pulling together a programme for 2016.

AmD team principal Shaun Hollamby said he was disappointed that Hamilton could not complete the season but was delighted to help out the underfunded Hill.

"We haven't fallen out with Nic or anything like that," said Hollamby.

"But we decided that if we had to compromise the last rounds this year so that we could go in to 2016 with all guns blazing, then maybe that was the best way.

"It is a shame, because he has been improving with every round."


Hill, 21, has contested a part-season in the British GT Championship's GT4 category this year driving a Hollamby-run Porsche 997.

He has competed in six touring car races in his career at the wheel of a Motorbase Performance Ford Focus and a Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 in 2013. His best finish was an 11th place.

"Jake is a driver we know well and has shone in anything we've put him in," said Hollamby.

"We could have parked the car up for the weekend, but giving Jake a shot was an obvious choice.

"Given his lack of time in the car, we are not putting any pressure on him in terms of results."

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