Cameron Hill may have won more Toyota 86 Racing Series races than anyone else, but the 20-year-old Canberra racer says victory in the next round of series at Bathurst would be a clear highlight of his career.
The Toyota 86 Series will be one of the support categories for Australia’s most famous car race, the Bathurst 1000 on 5-8 October, and Hill is determined to showcase his ability on the biggest stage.
“It’s been a really strong season for us so far – the last two rounds have been perfect – but to win races at Bathurst would be particularly special,” Hill said.
“Everyone knows about the Bathurst 1000, even people who don’t normally follow motorsport, and every kid dreams of winning races at Mount Panorama.
“It’s an unforgiving circuit, and very hard to complete a perfect lap – the Toyota 86 Series cars are all very evenly matched, but it’s a track that rewards absolute commitment.”
Hill has already completed a healthy number of laps at Mount Panorama in 2017, having competed in April’s Bathurst 6 Hour where he finished ninth outright.
“There aren’t many opportunities to gain track time at Bathurst, so the 6 Hour was a valuable opportunity to accumulate laps,” he said.
Hill’s Toyota 86 will display different signage on the weekend with the usedtrucks.sydney brand adorning the doors, complementing the existing National Capital Toyota and Anytime Fitness signage.
“Southern Star Truck Centre has been a key supporter of my racing throughout the year, and I’m excited to be promoting one of their subsidiaries at Bathurst,” Hill said.
“Having a different livery will create some extra interest in the paddock over the weekend.”